This is a lovely pair of antique Victorian shield back satinwood chairs, circa 1880 in date.
The stunning chairs feature sumptuous and highly attractive shield backs with a pierced back in the form of a classical vase and twin ebonised line inlaid decoration.
The over stuffed seats have been upholstered in pale blue damask and the chairs are riased on square tapering front legs with sabre rear legs..
There is no mistaking the beautiful and stylish design, which is certain to make them a treasured addition to your desk or bedroom.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 95 x Width 43 x Depth 46
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: A1548d