This is a stunning quality antique English carved mahogany rococo style occasional armchair with brass inlay, circa 1880.
• Item Occasional Armchair
• Circa 1880
• Period Late Victorian
• Provenance England, UK
• Wood Solid mahogany
• Rococo styling
• Superb carved floral centre splat
• Profuse brass inlay
• Elegant scrolled acanthus arms
• Edwardian tapestry upholstery
• Cabriole legs to the front
• Shaped legs to the back – sign of quality
• Very comfortable
• Stunning quality & craftsmanship
• Excellent condition
This is a stunning quality antique English carved mahogany rococo style occasional armchair with brass inlay, circa 1880. The chair features a superb quality central carved floral back and central floral splat. The frame, back, arms and front legs are inlaid with brass work, which is a sign of the quality of the craftsmanship. The elegant scrolling arms terminate with carved acanthus leaves. The front legs are cabriole shaped and the back is shaped too, which is another sign of superior quality. The chair is very comfortable as it features a saddle shaped seat.
Rococo was an 18th-century artistic movement and style, which affected several aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music and theatre. It takes its name from the French rocaille (pronounced ‘rock-eye’), which means the rock or broken shell motifs that often formed part of the designs. The Rococo developed in the early part of the 18th century in Paris, France as a reaction against the grandeur, symmetry and strict regulations of the Baroque, especially that of the Palace of Versailles. The Rococo style was used primarily in furniture, silver and ceramics, rather than architecture.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms in the home or office or study as it so comfortable and practical. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The chair is completely original and is in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, which is commensurate with the age of the item. There are no breaks or splits to the frame, legs, arms or back. The upholstery is clean without any rips or marks. The entire brass inlay is intact. Free of worm-worm, solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height 95.5cm or 3ft 1½”
External Width 59cm or 1ft 11”
External Depth 60cm or 2ft
Seat Height 49.5cm or 1ft 7½”
Seat Width 52.5cm or 1ft 8¾”
Seat Depth 49.5cm or 1ft 9½”
Arm Height 67cm or 2ft 2¼”
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