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They are made of solid flame mahogany with fabulous hand carved decoration, and are raised on fluted legs that terminate in brass cap castors.
The seats and backs are double caned in the traditional way and the cane is in excellent condition.
The beautiful tan leather upholstery has been replaced.
There is no mistaking their unique quality and design, which is certain to make them a talking point in your home.
This pair is in excellent condition, the leather seats have just been reupholstered and the cane is in perfect condition. Please see photographs to confirm condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 104 x Width 70 x Depth 84
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 feet, 9 inches
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.
A bergère is an enclosed upholstered French armchair with an upholstered back and armrests on upholstered frames. The seat frame is over-upholstered, but the rest of the wooden framing is exposed: it may be moulded or carved, and of beech, painted or gilded, or of fruitwood, walnut or mahogany with a waxed finish. Padded elbowrests may stand upon the armrests. A bergère is fitted with a loose, but tailored, seat cushion.
It is designed for lounging in comfort, with a deeper, wider seat than that of a regular fauteuil, though the bergères by Bellangé in the White House. A bergère in the eighteenth century was essentially a meuble courant, designed to be moved about to suit convenience, rather than being ranged permanently formally along the walls as part of the decor.g & Gillow in 1903.
Our reference: 06940
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