A superb set of four Syrian Damascus armchairs, Circa 1900 in date.
The stunning and rare set of four parquetry armchairs are exquisitely crafted in hardwood with wonderful inlaid decoration comprising, ebony, walnut and various fruitwoods, and they feature further inlay with chequer banding and parquetry all round.
In excellent condition having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 104 x Depth 53
Height 41 x Width 42 – Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 3 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches
Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches – Seat Height
Syria and its people are known for many things, but chief among those perhaps is their culture’s long history of art and craftsmanship, particularly with regard to wood furniture and cabinetry. Syrian carpenters, joiners, and cabinetmakers have a rich tradition of making ornate and intricately carved pieces of furniture, cabinets, decorative boxes and doors. These functional pieces of art are often carved and hand painted designs and motifs, or sometimes a combination of other woods, known as mosaic wood.
Our reference: A2904x