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Pair of Antique Biedermeier Style Birch Fan Carved Side Chairs, 19th Century
An incredibly attractive pair of Biedermeier style side chairs, they are crafted of birch with finely veneered crest rails of the same over fan-carved ebony stained embellishments in the splat. Probably from the last quarter of the 19th century, the surface has a beautiful burnished patina in the shellac and wax and the resulting glow is particularly effective against the golden grain flecks of the birchwood. The slight curve of the back makes the chairs quite comfortable and the sturdiness of joints allows them to be enjoyed functionally, not simply as fine strike point pieces. Measurements: 31 7/8" H x 17 3/8" W x 18" D x 17 1/8" H to seat.
- In the Style Of
- Date of Manufacturecirca 19th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsOld inactive pest damage; repairs to the rear legs including some splicing. Corner blocks added to the underside. Early upholstery in fair-to-good condition with discolorations. Sturdy and strong.
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
- DimensionsH 31.88 in. x W 17.38 in. x D 18 in.H 80.98 cm x W 44.15 cm x D 45.72 cm
- Seat Height17.13 in. (43.52 cm)
- Seller LocationShippensburg, PA
- Seller Reference Number902VIU02P | Silla, ltd.
- Reference NumberLU1059013713921
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Located in Shippensburg, PA
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