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Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely very rare circa 1850 hand made in Venice Italy carved Fruitwood rocking armchair depicting Sea horses, Cherubs, and gothic gargoyles said to ward off evil spirits Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only for the UK and local Europe only for international, if you would like an accurate quote please send me your postcode and I’ll provide you with the exact price 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, the timber has all been lightly French polished being sure to keep all the original charm and patina, its then been hand waxed and polished. The leather seat pad and back have been replaced recently with this lovely heritage brown leather hide, heritage leather has wonderful creasing and patina and is designed to look old from new This chair is the finest example of its type in the world, you can see a similar example but with sea horses on the arms in the Victorian and Albert Museum 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:- 110cm Width:- 87cm Depth:- 132.5cm Seat height:- 51cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid This item is available for collection from our Pulborough warehouses RH20 1DF. We can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Please contact me via email or my contact information is under the business seller section of the listing with your postcode for a delivery quotation. Please be sure to include which item you would like to buy as the price is determined on size and distance, if you would like more than one piece of furniture we offer a substantial discount on the second and third item, for international shipping please view the below information. ABOUT US Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20. We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16th century to the 20th century. We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on. CONDITION Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition. Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed. Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual 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. COURIER, LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CAN’T BE POSTED We can arrange delivery nationwide, mostly with our nominated couriers, for Europe we use one reasonably priced professional company that we trust, for the rest of the world we use international shippers that can send any size item crated via air freight within 7-14 days after crating or soft packed and container shipped via sea freight within 30-60 days. The time frames outlined are guides only, non-domestic shipping is almost entirely governed by the airlines, sea freight loading times and custom clearances. Whomever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible, please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two-person team. Delivery is to the ground floor only, again if you need help upstairs or in flats etc that's absolutely not a problem, the couriers charge £10-£20 per flight per man per item, if you have a working elevator then naturally there’s no additional fee. All courier fees are paid by yourself directly to the courier company, the contract for delivery is between yourselves the client and whichever courier you chose from those available I’m happy to accommodate your own courier after a cleared payment has been received, they need to book in a collection time with at least 24 hours notice, all collections must be made within 14 working days of the close of the sale unless agreed by prior arrangement. IMPORT DUTY Most countries charge some kind of import duty however almost all of our items won’t incur any charges as the items are exempt from tax due to the age and materials used. For European deliveries the price you will be quoted will include all clearance documentation and any customs charges so there won’t be any additional fees. For international deliveries such as the United States there can be some import duty to pay and or a clearance fee, I would estimate that 99% of all deliveries clear customs without being stopped for either. All duties are the responsibility of the purchaser who is the importer, they can’t be covered by the seller or shipping agent or factored in with additional retrospective discounts.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 43.31 in (110 cm)Width: 34.26 in (87 cm)Depth: 52.17 in (132.5 cm)Seat Height: 20.08 in (51 cm)
  • Style:
    Early Victorian (Of the Period)
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  • Condition:
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
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  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2823332254542
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