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

Pair of Antique Regency Painted Klismos Chairs

Customization Options upholstery can be recovered at buyer's request
Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials ebonised beechwood, brass mounts
W. 19 in; H. 34 in; D. 22 in;
W. 48.26 cm; H. 86.36 cm; D. 55.88 cm;
Seat H. 17 in;
Seat H. 43.18 cm;
Condition Good. Antique condition, minor restorations, minor wear to decoration
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 Neoclassical, Regency, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 319376
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