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    antique pair empire ormolu mounted side chairs c1880

    Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880
    • Antique Antique Pair Empire Ormolu Mounted Side Chairs C1880

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    This is a fantastic and highly decorative antique French gilt bronze mountedEmpireRevivalpair of side chairs, circa 1880 in date.

     

    Crafted from fabulous solidmahoganyand smothered in fabulous high qualityormolumounts reminiscent of the Empire style with Egyptian motifs such as sphinxes, urns, laurels and Napoleonic symbols, and upholstered in a fabulous golden fabric
     
    Add an elegant to your home with this exceptionalpair of side chairs, ideal for your desk.
     

    Condition:
     
    In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
     
     
    Dimensions in cm:
     
    Height 95 x Width 50 x Depth 56
     
    Dimensions in inches:
     
    Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches
     

    Our reference: A1470c
    Mahogany
    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 late1850's, this particular variety became all but extinct.
     
    Empire style,
    is an early-19th-centurydesignmovement inarchitecture,furniture, otherdecorative arts, and thevisual artsfollowed in Europe and America until around 1830.
     
    The style originated in and takes its name from the rule ofNapoleon Iin theFirst French Empire, where it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and the French state. The style corresponds to theBiedermeierstyle in the German-speaking lands,Federal stylein the United States and to theRegency stylein Britain. The previous style was calledLouis XVI style, in France.
     
    The Empire style was based on aspects of the Roman Empire. It is the second phase of neoclassicism which is also called "Directoire", after a goverment system.
    Furniture typically had symbols and ornaments borrowed from the glorious ancient Greek and Roman empires.
     
    The furniture was made from heavy woods such asmahoganyandebony, imported from the colonies, with dark finishes often with decorative bronze mounts. Marble tops were popular as were Egyptian motifs like sphinxes, griffins, urns and eagles and the Napoleonic symbols, the eagle, the bee, the initials "I" and a large "N."
    Gilded bronze (ormolu) details displayed a high level of craftsmanship.

    Width (cm):
    50
    Height (cm):
    95
    Depth (cm):
    56
    Price: £850.00

    Please note that this price may NOT include delivery charges which the seller may charge extra for.

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    Regent Antiques Limited

    We are one of the UK's premier furniture dealers and have been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental furniture, silver, porcelain, and decorative items both antique and contemporary. We exhibit our collection in classy showrooms in our large warehouse very close to the centre of London.

    Contact details

    Regent Antiques Limited
    Manor Warehouse
    318 Green Lanes
    London
    Central London
    N4 1BX
    UNITED KINGDOM
    T: 02088099605
    E: info@regentantiques.com
    W: https://www.regentantique...

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