An absolutely fantastic antique set of ten Queen Anne style upholstered back dining armchairs circa 1900 in date.
The set comprises eight armchairs and two larger armchairs for the heads of the table.
These chairs have been masterfully hand carved from beautiful solid mahogany and the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking with attractive cabriole legs Queen Anne shell carving to the knees and terminating in ball and claw feet.
They feature luxurious Italian cafe’ au lait leather upholstery to the seats and the shaped backs.
Transform the fine dining experience in your home with this set of dining chairs fit for a king.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned polished and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 94 x Width 62.5 x Depth 59 – ArmChairs
Height 105 x Width 69 x Depth 61 – Armchairs/head of table
Height 51 – Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 37.0 x Width 24.6 x Depth 23.2 – ArmChairs
Height 41.3 x Width 27.2 x Depth 24.0 – Armchairs/head of table
Height 20.1 – 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: 09783