Italian circa 1850 Fruitwood Restored Hand Carved Lion & Cherub Rocking Armchair For Sale
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Italian circa 1850 Fruitwood Restored Hand Carved Lion & Cherub Rocking Armchair

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We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely very rare circa 1850 hand made in Venice Italy carved Fruitwood rocking armchair depicting Lions, Cherubs, a maiden, dragons and a small boat. A fantastic looking and well made piece, this chair is a tour de force of craftmanship, clearly a Show Frame made for exhibition, these types of furniture were made to be exhibited to show off how proficient the craftsman was The chair has been fully restored to include having the joints checked and sealed, its then been rebuilt with minor repairs to the carving and renewed base padding, the seat has been finished with a piece of vintage plain natural fully aniline leather which has been antiqued brass studded in place using traditional methods, the leather has then been hand dyed this wonder cigar brown colour. The timber has been washed back and sympathetically French polished from top to bottom, this chair is the finest example of its type in the world, you can see a similar example but with sea horse in the Victorian and Albert Museum here [link removed by eBay] Any connoisseur of fine furniture will know exactly what this chair is as soon as they see it, it’s a real statement to have in one’s home and considered a piece of art in its own right. Think of it as the Rembrandt of armchairs! Dimensions: Height 106.5cm Width 76.5cm Depth 119cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses. Condition: Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.  

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 41.93 in. x W 30.12 in. x D 46.86 in.H 106.5 cm x W 76.5 cm x D 119 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU2823314234752
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