This is an elegant antique Regency mahogany and cut brass marquetry elbow chair, Circa 1815 in date.
It has a beautiful curved cresting rail and a central bar profusely inlaid and carved with acanthus, and the pair of downswept arms have elegant scroll terminals.
The drop in seat is upholstered in a beautiful burgundy leather and it is raised on elegant turned and fluted legs.
It is a very handsome piece which would look perfect in any study or library.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 88 x Width 50 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
Mahogany 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: 07953a
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