Rare Late 18th Century Mahogany Open Armchair


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Object Description

A rare and very unusual late 18th Century European mahogany open armchair upholstered in linen possibly from Berlin.

European, circa 1790 – 1800.

The festooned and pierced double scrolled top rail above a curved padded linen upholstered back and rounded sprung seat within down curved carved and ribbon tied reeded arms in the form of cornucopia with husk carved terminals.
Raised on slender front Y-shaped legs with rear square cut tapering legs to the rear.

This armchair is an intriguing design and one that digests many features of the late 18th Century neo-classical styles. Having a slight English touch to the design but no maker springs mind we feel this rare chair could possible be from Berlin or the Baltic’s, drawing inspiration from the leading English designs of the late 18th Century.

Extremely well drawn and I doubt we will ever see another, this superb chair has been wax polished keeping the original patina and newly upholstered in a neutral linen.


Height 38 inches – 96.5cm
Width 25 1/4 inches – 64cm
Depth 27 inches – 68.5cm
Seat height 17 inches – 43cm

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+44 (0)1438 869 819

Dealer Location

Benington, Hertfordshire, UK

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