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This fabulous set comprises twelve side chairs and two armchairs. They have been made from hand carved solid mahogany, have a lovely rich patina, feature elegantly moulded top rails over twin splats above overstuffed seats, and are raised on elegant turned legs.
It is a fabulous set which would look very grand in any dining room.
This set is in really excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in a beautiful cream fabric, in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 82 x Width 49 x Depth 46 - Chair
Height 82 x Width 60 x Depth 51 - Armchairs
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Chair
Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Armchairs
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: 06980
318 Green Lanes