Antique English Regency Pair of Black Painted Klismos Chairs

$ 2,500
  • 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.
  • More Information
    Customization Options: squab cushions can be made to buyer's requirements
    In the Style of: Japanned / Japanning
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: black painted wood with hand-woven cane seats
    Condition: Good. Antique condition, minor restorations, minor losses to decoration
    Creation Date: circa 1810
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Regency, Traditional, Empire
    Incollect Reference #: 318305
  • Dimensions
    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;
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