An Antique Regency Period Armchair

An Antique Regency Period Armchair

c. 1815 England

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Constructed in simulated rosewood, and extensively dressed with brass mounts; rising from sabre legs, to the front and rear, the ogee form front rail inlaid with brass strips, with interspersed torsades; sunburst brass paterae to the sides; having a ‘drop-in’ seat; the shaped top rail with scrolled ends, with conforming torsade brass inlays; the bar back of shaped form, with addorsed brass anthemions and a central sunburst patera; the swept arms having ‘shepherd’s crook’ terminals.
‘The London Chairmakers and Carvers Book of Prices’ of 1823 shows the basic form, and P& M Nicholson’s ‘The Practical Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Decorator’ published in 1826, shows chair designs with very similar bar backs and toprails.
Height 85.50 cm (33.66 inches)
Width 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
Depth 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Stock Code
rosewood, brass mounts, upholstery

154 Kensington Church Street
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