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Fine 19th Century Lion Monopodia Armchair After Thomas Hope



A very fine and impressive European walnut monopodia library armchair, upholstered in a Rosie Uniacke cotton velvet moss, an almost identical armchair having been published in ‘English Furniture 1500-1840 by Geoffrey Beard & Judith Goodison” English, circa 1830. Of masculine form and wide proportions this armchair portrays power having an almost throne like presence. Extremely well carved, out of what most would call mahogany but is in fact European walnut, having a curved oblong top-rail incised with circular and rectangular cabochons amongst carved strapwork, gilt metal lions masks and lobed bun finials, over a padded back and winged lion carved monopodia arms enclosing a stuffed seat. Raised on scrolled front legs with lion’s paw feet seated on an H-form stretcher base and bun feet. This powerful design, incorporates elements from one of the most influential designers of the Regency period Thomas Hope, having Greco-Roman forms and Hopes symbolic winged lion monopodia. There is also decorative carving in the Renaissance style which enjoyed a brief vogue in the 1830’s in England carrying on to the early 1840’s. In excellent condition having been wax polished and reupholstered, the gilt metal lion mask handles to the back are a period replacement. As noted at the beginning there is an almost identical armchair published in an important book on English furniture by Geoffrey Beard & Judith Goodison. Literature : Christies Collectors Library. ‘English Furniture 1500-1840 by Geoffrey Bear & Judith Goodison p 243 plate H41’. Dimensions Width 30 inches - 77cm Height 41 1/4 inches - 105cm Depth 27 1/2 inches - 70cm.


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    Thomas Hope (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 41.34 in. (105 cm)Width: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Depth: 27.56 in. (70 cm)Seat Height: 18.51 in. (47 cm)
  • Style
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Benington, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 27201stDibs: LU1183220460392

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    Ships From: Benington, United Kingdom
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