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Early 20th Century Set 6 Sheraton Revival Mahogany and Satinwood Dining Chairs

$3,470.38per set


A striking set of six mahogany and satinwood banded dining chairs, in Sheraton Revival taste, to include a pair of armchairs, circa 1900 in date. The high back chairs feature satinwood banding with boxwood and ebonized line inlay and wonderful foliate carved decoration. The square tops are supported by a pair of ionic columns which frame rails above criss-cross splats. The overstuffed golden upholstered seats are above satinwood banded seat rails and the chairs are raised on reeded taping legs that terminate in decoratively carved spade feet. The set comprising four side chairs and a pair of carvers for the heads of table. It is rare to find such a perfectly sculpted set of chairs and they will enhance your dining table beautifully. Condition: In excellent condition having been cleaned, polished, waxed and reupholstered in our workshops. Please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 96 x width 47 x depth 49 - chairs Height 96 x width 56 x depth 55 - armchairs Dimensions in inches: Height 37.8 x width 18.5 x depth 19.3 - chairs Height 37.8 x width 22.0 x depth 21.7 - armchairs Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806) was an English cabinetmaker and one of the leading exponents of neoclassicism. Sheraton gave his name to a style of furniture characterized by a feminine refinement of late Georgian styles and became the most powerful source of inspiration behind the furniture of the late 18th century. His four-part cabinet-maker and Upholsterers’ Drawing Book greatly influenced English and American design. Sheraton was apprenticed to a cabinetmaker, but he became better known as an inventor, artist, mystic, and religious controversialist. Initially he wrote on theological subjects, describing himself as a “mechanic, one who never had the advantage of collegiate or academical education.” He settled in London circa 1790, and his trade card gave his address as Wardour Street, Soho. Supporting himself mainly as an author, Sheraton wrote drawing book (1791), the first part of which is devoted to somewhat naive, verbose dissertations on perspective, architecture, and geometry and the second part, on which his reputation is certainly based, is filled with plates that are admirable in draftsmanship, form, and proportion. In 1803 Sheraton, who had been ordained a Baptist minister in 1800, published his cabinet dictionary (with plates), containing an explanation of all terms used in the cabinet, chair and upholstery branches with dictionary for Varnishing, polishing and gilding. Some of the designs in this work, venturing well into the Regency style, are markedly unconventional. That he was a fashionable cabinetmaker is remarkable, for he was poor, his home of necessity half shop. It cannot be presumed that he was the maker of those examples even closely resembling his plates. Although Sheraton undoubtedly borrowed from other cabinetmakers, most of the plates in his early publications are supposedly his own designs. The term Sheraton has been recklessly bestowed upon vast quantities of late 18th century painted and inlaid satinwood furniture, but, properly understood and used in a generic sense, Sheraton is an appropriate label recognizing a mastermind behind the period. The opinion that his lack of success was caused by his assertive character is hypothetical.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 37.8 in. (96 cm)Width: 22.05 in. (56 cm)Depth: 21.66 in. (55 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Sheraton (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A10781stDibs: LU950618526182

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