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Vintage Set 14 Victorian Revival Balloon Back Dining Chairs 20th C

$9,472.38per set

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This is an absolutely fantastic vintage set of fourteen balloon back dining chairs, dating from second half of the 20th Century. These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany throughout and the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking. The set comprises twelve side chairs and two armchairs, all of which feature an attractive balloon back design and seats that have been upholstered in the finest golden damask fabric. Transform the fine dining experience in your home with this set of dining chairs fit for a king. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully polished, waxed and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 89 x Width 49 x Depth 51 - Side chairs Height 95 x Width 55 x Depth 60 - Armchairs Height 50 - Seat Height Dimensions in inches: Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Side chairs Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 2 feet - Armchairs Height 1 foot, 8 inches - Seat Height Mahogany is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species. Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual mahogany was almost hidden from view. Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. Although mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments). Cuban mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850's, this particular variety became all but extinct.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 37.41 in. (95 cm)Width: 21.66 in. (55 cm)Depth: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Seat Height: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 14
  • Style
    Victorian (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1980
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A21761stDibs: LU950624920032

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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