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Sale Price: $ 3,450

Set of Six Regency Painted Klismos Chairs

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials faux-bois painted wood
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 losses to decoration, new canework seats, some smaller mounts are replacements, squab cushions used but can be recovered to buyer's requirements
Creation Date circa 1820
Number of Pieces 6-7
Description An elegant set of six English early 19th century Regency period Klismos chairs, brass-mounted and faux-bois painted to simulate calamander, with squab cushions,
Available together or in pairs.

Circa 1820.

The scrolled backs with two rope-twist and curved rail and a tablet mid-rail, centered with brass seashell and honeysuckle ornament, above the caned seats within the saddle-shaped seatrails, raised on well-drawn sabre legs.

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 Neoclassical, Regency, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 301958
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