A fabulous set of ten Scottish Regency Period mahogany dining chairs, Circa 1815 in date.
The set comprising eight side chairs and two armchairs, each with a curved, dished and scrolled toprail with a central raised octagonal tablet flanked by incised stylised foliage, above a ring turned splat, on channelled square section downswept legs. The drop in seats seats are upholstered in a sumptuous fabric and they are raised on elegant sabre front legs.
These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany throughout and the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking.
Transform the fine dining experience in your home with this set of elegant antique dining chairs.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 83 x Width 55 x Depth 56 – Armchairs
Height 83 x Width 48 x Depth 50 – Side Chairs
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches – Armchairs
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches – Side Chairs
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: A2311