This is a monumental pair of antique high backed walnut throne chairs, Circa 1900 in date.
The solid walnut frames have been beautifully hand carved with heraldry coats of arms and floral decoration. The armrests feature large carved lions heads and the chairs are raised on carved shaped legs that terminate in lions paw feet.
They feature generous sized upholstered seats and backs.
This is a superb impressive pair of throne chairs fit for a King and Queen.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished, waxed and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 183 x Width 85 x Depth 83
Dimensions in inches:
Height 72.0 x Width 33.5 x Depth 32.7
Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.
Our reference: A1309