This beautiful fine quality antique armchair is made from satinwood* inlaid into mahogany. A great deal of skill and care has been employed in the manufacture of this lovely chair designed in the Georgian style of the late 18th century.
The back of the chair is inlaid with various woods and pen-work to depict an urn with foliage swags. Below this is a superbly made open lattice back panel inlaid with tiny florets.
The sweeping arms are inlaid with ebony stringing and terminate at the seat in turned and fluted supports.
The padded and sprung seat has recently been reupholstered in a gold and green brocade fabric with a pattern echoing the lattice work back panel.
The front legs of the chair have been inlaid with marquetry in the form of floral wreaths and decorated with a color of carved leaves where they meet well turned and fluted legs.
The chair stands on reeded front legs, and swept back rear legs, terminating in the original brass castors.
This is a very stylish and fine quality antique armchair that would look lovely as an antique desk chair or an occasional chair for sitting room or hall.
*When this chair was made Satinwood was a rare and expensive wood sourced mainly in the West Indies.
Height to top: 34 inches – 87cm
Height to seat: 19 inches – 48cm
Width of seat: 18.5 inches – 47cm
Overall width: 20 inches – 51cm