This is a fabulous set of twelve antique English Victorian spoon back dining chairs, Circa 1870 in date.
The set comprises twelve sidechairs all masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany. They each have elegant spoon backs and are raised on stylish hand carved turned tapering legs, with stuff over removable drop in seats that have been reupholstered in a sumptuous cream fabric.
Transform the fine dining experience in your home with this wonderful set of antique set of dining chair.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 86 x Width 46 x Depth 52
Height 47 – Seat height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 33.9 x Width 18.1 x Depth 20.5
Height 18.5 – Seat height
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: A1209