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Antique William Iv Suede Reclining Armchair C.1830

Antique William Iv Suede Reclining Armchair C.1830

Antique William Iv Suede Reclining Armchair C.1830


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This is a rare antique William IV mahogany framed reclining library armchair, circa 1830 in date.

The chair has a shaped mahogany frame with exaggerated winged arms and sides, with decorative foliate carved decoration, and it is raised on  shaped reeded legs that terminate in their original brass and porcelain castors. 

It is upholstered in the original suede which is in really good condition.

This is a very comfortable chair which will look elegant wherever it is placed.


In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 98 x Width 67 x Depth 100

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 3 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 3 feet, 3 inches

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.


W67.0 x H98.0 x D100.0 cm



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