Very Comfortable Neo Gothic 'Griffin Talon' vintage leather Wingback chair

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We worked with enthusiasm on this project of a classic antique 1930's Wingback chair with hand carved wooden Griffin front claws that hold a sphere

We used old stock vintage cognac natural leather with a very nice patinated and used look

The seating comfort is extremely good, this chair was the favorite chair everyone wanted to sit in from the family we purchased it from

The construction inside with metal springs and layers of Egyptian grass was a pleasure to see

This special wingback chair has been brought back to life and is waiting for a new special owner that will sit like a king in this piece

The Griffin, also spelled Griffon or Gryphon, is a legendary creature portrayed with the rear body of a lion, the head of an eagle with erect ears and a feathered breast with the forelegs of an eagle, including talons. This combination indicates intelligence and strength. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. In heraldry, the griffin's amalgamation of lion and eagle gains in courage and boldness and it is always drawn to fierce monsters. It used to denote strength, military courage and leadership. Griffins were thought to be protectors of gold sources, particularly in India

History

Griffins are normally known for guarding treasure. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine. Most contemporary illustrations give the griffin the forelegs of an eagle, with an eagle's legs and talons. Its eagle's head is conventionally given prominent ears; these are sometimes described as the lion's ears, but are often elongated (more like a horse's), and are sometimes feathered. Infrequently, a griffin is portrayed without wings (or a wingless eagle-headed lion is identified as a griffin); in 15th-century and later heraldry such a beast may be called a male griffin, an alce or a keythong. In heraldry, a griffin always has aquiline forelimbs; the beast with leonine forelimbs is distinguished as the opinicus.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Gothic Revival
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920's
  • Period
    Early 20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Leather
  • Condition
    Good. Restored interior and upholstered with fine natural vintage look leather.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    40.55 in. H x 34.25 in. W x 35.83 in. D
    103 cm H x 87 cm W x 91 cm D
  • Seat Height
    16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, Netherlands
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU93011267546
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

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Located in bergen op zoom, NL

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