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Antique Victorian Mahogany Spoon Backed Armchair 19th Century

Antique Victorian Mahogany Spoon Backed Armchair 19th Century

Antique Victorian Mahogany Spoon Backed Armchair 19th Century


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This is a superb Victorian spoon-backed armchair, Circa 1860 in date.

The chair features a deep moulded mahogany frame with a buttoned backrest, deep stuff over seat and scrolled arms. It is raised on shaped cabriole legs on scroll feet terminating in the original brass castors and upholstered in a beautiful pink velvet.

It is a very beautiful piece which will look perfect in any study or library.


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 97 x Width 53 x Depth 74

Height 45 - seat height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 2 feet, 5 inches

Height 1 foot, 6 inches - seat height

is probably one of the largest 'families' of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like 'Flame' Mahogany and 'Fiddleback' Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.


W53.0 x H97.0 x D74.0 cm



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