This is an elegant antique pair of mahogany and leather fauteuil or open armchairs in the fabulous Louis XV style, circa 1840 in date.
The mahogany is beautiful in colour and features skillfully carved details that include swimming dolphins. The padded arms & back have been beautifully re-upholstered in a striking oxblood hand dyed Scotish leather andf they are raised on square tapering legs.
Add an elegant touch to your home with this exceptional pair of antique armchairs.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 87 x Width 67 x Depth 56
Dimensions in inches:
Height 34.3 x Width 26.4 x Depth 22.0
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.
Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.
Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.
Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).
Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.
Our reference: 08544