A superb and rare long set of fourteen antique Irish oak dining arm-chairs, Circa 1840 in date.
The carved oak frames are decorated with three and four leaf clovers, foliage and oak leaves, the shoulders with overlapping discs.
Each armchair has a padded back and seat reupholstered with a beautiful claret damask fabric with individual brass studs. These stunning armchairs have decorative scroll arms and they are raised on cabochon and fluted baluster front legs, the sabre back legs terminating in brass castors.
It is rare to find such a large fabulous and comfortable set of chairs and they will enhance your dining or boardroom table beautifully.
In excellent condition having been cleaned, polished, waxed and reupholstered in our workshops. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 94 x Width 57 x Depth 68
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 2 foot, 3 inches
is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus – Latin “oak tree” having approximately 600 extant species. Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quartersawn. Oak wood is very durable, easy to maintain and resistant to wear and tear which is why it can be easily handed to the next generations if taken well care of.
Oak wood virtually lasts forever and you can still admire oak furniture in museums and palaces even if it was made many centuries ago. Oak has been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture.
Our reference: A2251