A superb and rare set of fourteen antique Victorian mahogany dining chairs, Circa 1870 in date.
With upholstered padded backs and stuff over seats they are raised on elegant turned forelegs that terminate in brass and porcelain castors with sabre rear legs.
They have been reupholstered in a sumptuous Cardinal Red damask with expertly double piped borders.
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 and reupholstered in our workshops. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 88 x Width 46 x Depth 84
Height 49.5 – Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 34.6 x Width 18.1 x Depth 33.1
Height 19.5 – 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: 08809