34 Moreton street London SW1V 2PD England 44.755.129.7389
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$ 2,500

Antique English Regency Pair of Black Painted Klismos Chairs

Customization Options squab cushions can be made to buyer's requirements
Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials black painted wood with hand-woven cane seats
W. 18.9 in; H. 33.86 in; D. 22.05 in;
W. 48 cm; H. 86 cm; D. 56 cm;
Seat H. 16.93 in;
Seat H. 43 cm;
Condition Good. Antique condition, minor restorations, minor losses to decoration
Creation Date circa 1810
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description A fine pair of black painted and brass-mounted dining chairs of Grecian-Revival 'Klismos' form,
A further pair and an armchair en-suite available,

circa 1810.

These black-japanned and cane-seated chairs, with Grecian boldly curved legs and gilt-brass paterae, are designed in the French fashion popularised by Thomas Hope and Henry Holland. Their curved 'Sabre' legs derive from the Greek 'Klismos' chair, an epic timeless design, popular by circa 400 BC, while their black japanning reflect the era's fashionable obsession with the Ancient Egypt.
Styles / Movements Empire, Regency, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 318305
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