A superb and rare long set of fourteen antique Regncy Period mahogany dining chairs, Circa 1820 in date.
The bar back chairs with curved top rails above scrolled horizontal splats. The overstuffed drop in seats above reeded seat rails, they are raised on elegant sabre legs, and they have been reupholstered in a sumptuous blue velvet.
The fourteen chairs comprising thirteen side chairs and a carver for the head of table.
It is rare to find such a large, fabulous and comfortable set of chairs and they will enhance your dining table beautifully.
In excellent condition having been cleaned, polished, waxed and reupholstered in our workshops. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 88 x Width 50 x Depth 53 – Side chairs
Height 88 x Width 58 x Depth 61 – Armchairs
Height 46 – Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 34.6 x Width 19.7 x Depth 20.9 – Side chairs
Height 34.6 x Width 22.8 x Depth 24.0 – Armchairs
Height 18.1 – Seat Height
During the Regency period it was fashionable to copy the classical furniture of the Roman and Greek times. Furniture had stopped evolving in design and had moved back to classical forms. The pioneer designers who represented this period were:
Thomas Hope (1770-1831), George Smith (1804-28), Henry Holland (1745 – 1806)
George IV had a major influence over the furniture makers of the time.
This period saw the introduction of brass to wood from the previous marquetry that had been originally used. The sofa table was also introduced.
The main features of the Regency period furniture were their simplicity, with straight, unbroken surfaces and lines.
Our reference: 09952