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$ 2,200

Pair of Regency Faux Painted Klismos Chairs

Customization Options The cushions can be reupholstered to buyer's requirements
Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials faux-bois painted wood
Dimensions
W. 19 in; H. 33.5 in; D. 21.5 in;
W. 48.26 cm; H. 85.09 cm; D. 54.61 cm;
Seat H. 17.5 in;
Seat H. 44.45 cm;
Condition Good. Good antique condition, redecorated, minor restorations, minor losses to decoration, new canework seats, salmon pink velvet cushions in used but good presentable condition
Creation Date circa 1810
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description An elegant pair of English early 19th century Regency period Klismos chairs, brass-mounted and faux-bois painted to simulate calamander, with squab cushions,

circa 1820.

Three pairs available in total.

These faux-bois painted and cane-seated chairs, with Grecian boldly curved legs and brass ornaments, are designed in the French antique fashion popularised by Thomas Hope and Henry Holland. Their superbly curved 'Sabre' legs derive from the Greek 'Klismos' chair, an epic timeless design, already popular in circa 400 BC, while the lustrous black japanning evoke the then newly fashionable fascination with Ancient Egypt.
Styles / Movements Classical, Regency, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 316518
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