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Vintage Victorian Revival Balloon Back Desk Chair 20th C



This is an absolutely fantastic vintage balloon back desk chair dating from the late 20th century. The chair has been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany throughout and upholstered in the finest golden damask fabric, the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking. Take working from home to a new level with this elegant desk chair. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully polished and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 89 x Width 54 x Depth 51 - Side chairs Dimensions in inches: Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Side chairs 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.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.04 in. (89 cm)Width: 21.26 in. (54 cm)Depth: 20.08 in. (51 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1980
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A22041stDibs: LU950625135292

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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