Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century
Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century

Antique Set 11 Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chairs 18th Century

c. 1780 England

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This is a beautiful and rare antique set of eleven high backed Dutch walnut and floral marquetry dining chairs, circa 1780 in date.

The set compromises two armchairs and nine side chairs.

The chairs have been skillfully crafted from solid walnut, bear profuse marquetry inlay of flowers, shells and urns, have shaped drop in seats, elegant cabriole legs and are typical of the best Dutch 18th Century furniture.

The chairs have been French polished and the seats have been reupholstered in a beautiful burgundy damask to bring out the splendour of this wonderful set.


Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 120 x Width 54 x Depth 54 - Chairs

Height 123 x Width 62 x Depth 53 - Armchairs

Dimensions in inches:

Height 47.2 x Width 21.3 x Depth 21.3 - Chairs

Height 48.4 x Width 24.4 x Depth 20.9 - Armchairs
Walnut
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.


Marquetry
is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing tortoiseshell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.
Stock Code
05411
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