Offered by: B4
539 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009 New York City, NY 10009 , United States Call Seller 917.207.2622



$ 9,750
  • Description
    A refined, hand carved mahogany armchair of the Aesthetic Movement with a seat upholstered in green suede. Elements of the chair’s design anticipate the near future Jugendstil and Art Nouveau styles. No element of this chair is ordinary including the leg braces, sabots and back rest. Newly restored with new suede.

    The Aesthetic Movement in Britain (1860 – 1900) aimed to escape the ugliness and materialism of the Industrial Age, by focusing instead on producing art that was beautiful rather than having a deeper meaning – 'Art for Art's sake'. The artists and designers in this 'cult of beauty' crafted some of the most sophisticated and sensuously beautiful artworks of the Western tradition and in the process remade the domestic world of the British middle-classes.

    Aesthetic designs reference Asian, Egyptian, Greek, vernacular, and even delicate 18-century English examples.

    Literature, painting, and the decorative arts were all influence by the movement. Artists included, Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, James McNeill Whistler, and Romaine Brooks
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: carved, solid mahogany, polished brass, suede
    Condition: Good. fully restored, new leather upholstery, polished and lacquered brass
    Creation Date: 1870-80
    Styles / Movements: Aesthetic Movement, Traditional, Victorian
    Incollect Reference #: 722025
  • Dimensions
    W. 26 in; H. 37 in; D. 23 in;
    W. 66.04 cm; H. 93.98 cm; D. 58.42 cm;
    Open W. 22 in;
    Open W. 55.88 cm;
    Seat H. 21 in;
    Seat H. 53.34 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood, B4 specializes in collectible designer furniture, lighting, art and accessories. Pieces in the showroom date from the 1920’s through the late 1970's with a focus on Scandinavian Modern. Since opening in the year 2000, the gallery has been at the forefront of decorating trends, with appearances in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, HYLAND, Wallpaper* and Find magazines.

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