Antique Set 12 Victorian Dining Chairs by Edwards & Roberts 19th Century
Antique Set 12 Victorian Dining Chairs by Edwards & Roberts 19th Century
Antique Set 12 Victorian Dining Chairs by Edwards & Roberts 19th Century
Antique Set 12 Victorian Dining Chairs by Edwards & Roberts 19th Century
Antique Set 12 Victorian Dining Chairs by Edwards & Roberts 19th Century
Antique Set 12 Victorian Dining Chairs by Edwards & Roberts 19th Century

EDWARD & ROBERTS (1845-1899)

Antique Set 12 Victorian Dining Chairs by Edwards & Roberts 19th Century

c. 1880 England

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£10,500 gbp
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A superb and rare set of twelve late Victorian dining chairs by the renowned maker and retailer Edwards & Roberts, Circa 1880 in date and comprising ten side chairs and two armchairs.

This wonderful set was accomplished in mahogany, with intricate mahogany, satinwood and fruitwood marquetry decoration. Each chair is inlaid with bellflower-swagged urn and husk pendants and raised on square tapering legs inlaid with trailing garlands of flowers. The seats have the original double studded tan leather upholstery which has been revived and the filling replenished in our workshops.

Each chair bears an ivorine makers plaque on the underside which reads:

Edwards & Roberts
Wardour St.
126 Piccadilly
532 Oxford St.
London

Transform the fine dining experience in your home with this antique set of dining chairs fit for a king.

Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed and the upholstery revived in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 89 x Width 51 x Depth 57 - Chairs
Height 92 x Width 56 x Depth 61 - Armchairs

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Chairs
Height 3 feet, 0 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 2 feet, 0 inches - Armchairs

Edwards & Roberts
The firm Edwards & Roberts was one of the best English antique furniture cabinet makers of the second half of the eighteenth century. The company was founded in 1845 and by 1854 was trading as ‘Edwards & Roberts’, 21 Wardour Street, Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture’. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century.

They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers producing high quality furniture and working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. The quality of timber used was always the best quality with fine burr walnuts, finely figured mahogany and lighter toned satinwood as they specialised in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.

Mahogany
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.

Our reference: 08649
Dimensions
Height 92.00 cm (36.22 inches)
Width 56.00 cm (22.05 inches)
Depth 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Stock Code
08649
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