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Set, Pair, Armchairs, Armchair, Stool, Ebonised, Baroque, Baroque-Revival


Set, Pair, Armchairs, Armchair, Stool, Ebonised, Baroque, Baroque-Revival


Dates
circa 1690
Dimensions
126.00cm high (49.61 inches high)
74.00cm wide (29.13 inches wide)
71.00cm deep (27.95 inches deep)
Description / Expertise
A rare, matched pair of ebonised armchairs from The Baroque & Baroque-Revival Periods & An Antiquarian, Baroque stool

- From a private, furniture collection, acquired to represent three different periods of European manufacture & collecting of ebonised furniture; the 17th 18th and early-20th centuries
- Called BLACK GOLD in the 17th century ebony was the most expensive wood; an instantly recognisable, status symbol, only within the reach of Kings and the Aristocracy.
-Ebonised furniture imitated ebony which was valued for its colour and smooth, polished, texture imitating lacquer.
-These pieces have been repolished so that the ebonised lustre resembles their original, lacquer effect finish creating a striking, luxurious finish.
-The late-17th century armchair is transitional combining the latest fashion and comfort in seat furniture design with an ebonised finish to create a luxury item for the elite market.
-The 19th century armchair demonstates the revival of interest in ebony and ebonised pieces, stimulated by Horace Walpole’s interest in 17th century ebony furniture believing it to be Tudor, as a luxury item for the elite market.
-The antiquarian stool demonstrates the revival of this taste in large, country house interiors at the tail end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century as a luxury item for the elite market.
-The bargello upholstery is a re-creation of a fashionable Baroque embroidery with strong colours and a glow that complements the black lacquered effect of the wood

The pieces in this set can be sold individually on request.

RHS chair : Back height 124 cm. 49 inches, Seat height 47cm., 18.50 inches, Depth 71 cm., 28 inches, Width 64.5cm., 24.25 inches
LHS chair : Back height :126 cm., 49 ½ inches, Seat height 47cm., 18.50 inches, Width 74cm., 29 inches, Depth 71cm., 28 inches
Stool: Height 50.50cm., 20 inches., Length 58cm., 23 inches., Depth 44.50cm., 17½ inches.

 
Medium
Ebony
Origin
England
Condition
Good
Price
£12,000.00
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