This is a beautiful bespoke set of twelve Regency style flame mahogany dining chairs that comprises ten side chairs and two armchairs.
They are made of solid mahogany with fabulous satinwood crossbanded decoration accented with boxwood and ebony line inlay. They stand on elegant reeded tapering front legs with sabre back legs.
They all have drop in seats which are upholstered in a striking burgundy and gold fabric. The seat cushions can be removed to reveal cane seats which allow for cooler and more comfortable dining in the warmer summer months.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 95 x Width 56 x Depth 53-Armchairs
Height 93 x Width 48 x Depth 46-Chairs
Height 53-Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches-Armchairs
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches-Chairs
Height 1 foot, 9 inches-Seat Height
Our reference: 02178
Thomas Sheraton-18thcentury furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
is a hard and durable wood with asatinlikesheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially inmarquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the familyRutaceae(ruefamily). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood ofChloroxylonswietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes calledyellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the divisionMagnoliophyta, classMagnoliopsida, orderSapindales, familyRutaceae.
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