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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Antique English Victorian Pair Leather Armchairs c.1880"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
The armchairs have cushion backs, seats and scroll arms and they have been expertly reupholstered in leather, which has been hand dyed and antiqued in a beautiful dark cognac colour.
The solid mahogany frames have been beautifully hand carved with leaf terminal decorations, a scroll carved skirt raised on leaf carved ball and claw feet.
This pair is very comfortable and will look great in any room, especially the library.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 100 x Width 76 x Depth 77
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 3 inches x Width 2 feet, 6 inches x Depth 2 feet, 6 inches
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 late 1850's, this particular variety became all but extinct.
Leather: These chairs are upholstered in top quality Scottish cow hide which has been hand dyed and antiqued. Because they are hand dyed we can finish the leather to any colour requested, and the beautiful antique patina is achieved by the special walnut based stains that we use in the process.
The studding is achieved with close individual nails / studs not by using strips, and each nail is individually hammered in by hand.
Our reference: 06849
318 Green Lanes