Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Leather Armchairs, 19th Century
Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Leather Armchairs, 19th Century
Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Leather Armchairs, 19th Century
Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Leather Armchairs, 19th Century
Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Leather Armchairs, 19th Century
Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Leather Armchairs, 19th Century

Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Leather Armchairs, 19th Century

c. 1830 England

Offered by Regent Antiques

£2,750 gbp
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This is an impressive and rare pair of William IV Cuban flame mahogany library elbow chairs, circa 1830 in date.

Each with a stylish shaped and curved top rail with an interlaced and scroll splat with downswept arms that have a wonderful curve above a leather serpentine seat. They are raised on cabriole front legs with outswept rear legs.

The fabulous grain of the flame mahogany blending well with the sumptuous leather seat.


Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, repolished and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:
Height 95 x Width 60 x Depth 64

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch


Cuban Mahogany
Swietenia mahagoni, the "Wood of Kings". Swietenia mahagoni is the wood that planked the ships of the Spanish Armada. Thomas Sheraton, Thomas Chippendale, and Duncan Phyfe chose Cuban Mahogany for their furniture. It has been among the most prized and valuable timbers since the late 16th century.. As its reputation grew, the supply of wood shrank.

As timber harvest methods became more sophisticated, the inaccessible trees became lumber. By the mid 1700's it was becoming scarce. By the mid 1800's good lumber was becoming rare. By the late 1800's the species had been logged into genetic impoverishment and commercial extinction.

Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century 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.


Our reference: 07344

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Dimensions
Height 95.00 cm (37.40 inches)
Width 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Depth 64.00 cm (25.20 inches)
Stock Code
07344
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