Aesthetic Movement "Modern Gothic" Side Chair by Kimbel and Cabus For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 6 images

Aesthetic Movement "Modern Gothic" Side Chair by Kimbel and Cabus

About

Kimbel and Cabus walnut modern Gothic side chair, the tablet crest rail let into the stiles over the splat with pierced quatrefoils; the seat, newly upholstered in green leather with brass tacks, on canted legs joined by an H-stretcher, with overall mortise and tenon construction. Anthony Kimbel (d. 1895) was born into a family of cabinetmakers from Mainz, Germany, a major furniture making center in the 18th and 19th centuries. Wilhelm Kimbel (1786-1869), Anthony's father, opened a workshop in Mainz in 1815 that exercised enormous influence on furniture design and production throughout Germany. Anthony immigrated to the US in the 1840s where he and Joseph Cabus established a furniture and decorating business in New York which operated from 1863 until 1882. Kimbel and Cabus exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 and was one of the few firms to display furniture in the Modern Gothic. This chair, with its numerous Gothic motifs, is a fine example of that style within the greater Aesthetic Movement which, among other things, emphasized construction details. In addition to the exposed mortise-and-tenon joints throughout, note the complex bracing where the back meets the rear legs, just below the seat. For more on the firm see "In Pursuit of Beauty- Americans and the Aesthetic Movement," 1986, pp. 446-47. An identical chair with ebonized chamfers is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Gallery 743.

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Fine color and patina. One key replaced
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 36.5 in. x W 16.75 in. x D 18 in.H 92.71 cm x W 42.55 cm x D 45.72 cm
  • Seat Height
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Seller Reference Number
    1-2958
  • Reference Number
    LU85461641362
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 7 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2008
Located in St. Louis, MO
Associations:
The Art and Antique Dealers League of America
Antiques Associations Members
More From This Seller
Pair of George III Oak Gothic Hall Chairs, circa 1800
Pair of George III Oak Gothic Hall Chairs, circ...
Antique Early 19th Century English Gothic Revival Chairs
Oak
Pair of George III oak gothic hall chairs, each with a gabled back with gothic tracery between fluted spires, the plank seat with a molded edge on an apron with similar tracery and r...
Regency Child's Correction Chair, circa 1830
Regency Child's Correction Chair, circa 1830
Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Chairs
Cane, Beech
Regency beech child's correction chair, the caned seat and back raised on tall sabre legs joined by numerous stretchers. The original time-out chair, chairs of this type are known...
Set of Four Italian Side Chairs, circa 1800
Set of Four Italian Side Chairs, circa 1800
Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Dining Room Chairs
Wood
Set of four Italian solid ash side chairs, each with a fluted tablet over the spindle back with carved tassels; the upholstered seats on square tapered and fluted legs. These deli...
Set of Four Biedermeier Side Chairs, circa 1810-1820
Set of Four Biedermeier Side Chairs, circa 1810...
Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs
Wood
Set of four Biedermeier cherrywood side chairs, each with a tablet crest with Bookmatched veneers and ebonized molding over a Gothic splat; the upholstered seats on square tapering l...
You May Also Like
Pair Aesthetic Movement Chairs Herter Bros. ’Attributed’
Pair Aesthetic Movement Chairs Herter Bros. ’At...
Herter Brothers
Antique Late 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Chairs
Oak
Aesthetic movement chairs beautifully carved oak or ash with great detail. Leather upholstered. India rubber Company New York wheels.
Pair of Rare Gillows Lancaster circa1870 Aesthetic Movement Ebonised Side Chairs
Pair of Rare Gillows Lancaster circa1870 Aesthe...
Gillows of Lancaster & London
Antique 1870s English Aesthetic Movement Side Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of very rare circa 1870-1880 Aesthetic movement side chairs fully stamped and serial numbered by Gillows Lancaster A very rare ...
Gillows. An Aesthetic Movement Ebonized Nursing Chair by Bruce Talbert
Gillows. An Aesthetic Movement Ebonized Nursing...
Bruce James Talbert
Antique Late 19th Century Aesthetic Movement Chairs
Walnut
Bruce Talbert (1838-1881) for Gillow and Co., an Aesthetic Movement ebonized nursing chair, with a lobed top rail, a button upholstered crushed velvet in gold with spindles below, on...
Six Aesthetic Movement English Dining Chairs After E W Godwin
Six Aesthetic Movement English Dining Chairs Af...
Edward William Godwin
Antique Late 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Chairs
Handsome set of six dining chairs. Very similar in design to chairs by British architect and furniture designer Edward William Godwin, made for Dromore Castle, circa 1877. Cent...
Pair of Late 19th Century Carved Side Chairs, Aesthetic Movement, circa 1890
Pair of Late 19th Century Carved Side Chairs, A...
Antique 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Chairs
Wood
Pair of Late 19th century side chairs, aesthetic movement, circa 1890. Ornate, heavily carved backs central floral carving with tiger head and paw carvings. On casters. Minor chip on...
Richard Charles An Aesthetic Movement Ebonized and Parcel Gilt Lounge Chair.
Richard Charles An Aesthetic Movement Ebonized ...
Richard Charles
Antique Mid-19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Chairs
Walnut, Giltwood
Richard Charles (1823-93), A rare Aesthetic Movement ebonized and parcel Gilt lounge chair, with a spindle gallery above and below the padded back rest, with arched shaped legs to ea...
Ogdens Of Manchester Aesthetic Movement Ebonized and Parcel Gilt Nursing Chair.
Ogdens Of Manchester Aesthetic Movement Ebonize...
Christopher Dresser
Antique Late 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Chairs
Walnut, Giltwood, Amboyna
Ogdens of Manchester. Attributed to Dr Christopher Dresser. Aesthetic Movement ebonised and parcel gilt walnut nursing chair, with a carved lotus flower, amboyna panels and ring turn...
19th Century Pair of Aesthetic Movement Carved Wood and Gilt Chairs
19th Century Pair of Aesthetic Movement Carved ...
Antique Late 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
A very stylish and useful pair of English, late 19 century Aesthetic Movement chairs. The original gilding has a wonderful mellow, evenly worn appearance, with wear commensurate with...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries