Rare Regency Officer's Klismos Library Armchair
Rare Regency Officer's Klismos Library Armchair
Rare Regency Officer's Klismos Library Armchair
Rare Regency Officer's Klismos Library Armchair
Rare Regency Officer's Klismos Library Armchair
Rare Regency Officer's Klismos Library Armchair

In the manner of THOMAS HOPE (1764-c.1831)

Rare Regency Officer's Klismos Library Armchair

c. 1800 England

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£38,000 gbp
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A rare and important English early 19th century Officer's library or desk armchair of Klismos form, in mahogany,
Circa 1800.

The chair is of broad proportions, having a curved tablet back and raised on four sabre-shaped legs, the front legs extend and scroll at the top to form armrests, flanking a down squab cushion. Traditionally upholstered in bottle green mohair velvet with gold accents.

The form of this chair relates to ancient Greek Klismos chairs, introduced circa 500 BC, and revived in the 18th century by Thomas Hope, a connoisseur and collector turned designer.

Width: 26.5 in / 67.5 cm
Depth: 25.75 in / 65.5 cm
Height: 32.5 in / 82.5 cm
Fine antique condition
Possibly, Christie's London, 6 April, 2000, Lot 110, (£28,200).
Christie's London, 6 April, 2000, Lot 110
Medium
mahogany
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