This is a lovely set of six Victorian solid mahogany “Athenian” design dining chairs, C1870 in date.
They have beautiful shell and scroll carved top rails above a vertical central splat with fluted and scroll carved details and raised on turned and reeded legs that terminate in brown porcelain brass castors. The dark tab button back leather upholstery is original and in excellent condition.
Transform the fine dining experience in your home with this beautiful chair set of classical design and broad proportions fit for a king.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 89 x Width 50 x Depth 60
Dimensions in inches:
Height 35.0 x Width 19.7 x Depth 23.6
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: 08906b