Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs
Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs
Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs
Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs
Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs
Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs
Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs
Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs
Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs
Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs

Vintage Pair Empire Mahogany Leather Tub Armchairs

c. 1975 France

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This is a beautiful pair of carved solid mahogany tub shaped armchairs in the fabulous French Empire style and dating from the first half of the 20th Century.

They have beautiful carved swan arm supports and acanthus decorated sabre front legs that terminate in their original brass and white porcelain castors.

They have been upholstered in a fabulous brass studded hand dyed burgundy leather which gives them a Regal look.

This fabulous pair would be ideal for use with a desk.

Add a touch of class to your home with this exceptional pair of armchairs.

Condition:

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


Dimensions in cm:

Height 86 x Width 71 x Depth 73

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 10 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 feet, 5 inches
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.



Empire style,
is an early-19th-century design movement in architecture, furniture, other decorative arts, and the visual arts followed in Europe and America until around 1830.

The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and the French state. The style corresponds to the Biedermeier style in the German-speaking lands, Federal style in the United States and to the Regency style in Britain. The previous style was called Louis XVI style, in France.

The Empire style was based on aspects of the Roman Empire. It is the second phase of neoclassicism which is also called "Directoire", after a goverment system.
Furniture typically had symbols and ornaments borrowed from the glorious ancient Greek and Roman empires.

The furniture was made from heavy woods such as mahogany and ebony, imported from the colonies, with dark finishes often with decorative bronze mounts. Marble tops were popular as were Egyptian motifs like sphinxes, griffins, urns and eagles and the Napoleonic symbols, the eagle, the bee, the initials "I" and a large "N."
Gilded bronze (ormolu) details displayed a high level of craftsmanship.


Leather- These chairs are upholstered in top quality Scottish cow hide which has been hand dyed and antiqued. The beautiful antique patina is achieved by the special walnut based stains that we use in the process.

The studding is achieved with close individual studs not by using strips, and each nail is individually hammered in by hand.





Our reference: 06929
Stock Code
06929
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