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Antique Chairs - Item 9340
8 Gothic Dining Chairs

Item 9340 - 8 Gothic Dining Chairs

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Item 9340 8 Gothic Dining Chairs
Dimensions Width 17 ½, Height 39, Depth 16 (in inches)
Wood Walnut
Country France
Date Circa 1890
Description

It is rare to find eight antique chairs, preserved together as these are from the late 19th or early 20th century. Hand-carved from solid French walnut, their stylistic vocabulary is pure gothic revival – back panels of linen-fold or plis de serviette typical of the Somme and Aisne areas, intricately carved spandrels, tracery, twisted columns, and finials in the shape of stylized fleurs-de-lys. While currently covered in a dark faux leather, these chairs would benefit from recovering a new material of the buyer’s choosing. Photos below show how some of the chairs are uphostered in a shiny faux leather while others have a duller finish.  For other pieces featuring fenestrage and linen-fold panels, see bench 9208, and buffet 9452.

Reference

Fligny, Laurence, Le Mobilier en Picardie 1200-1700 (Picard Editeur, Paris, 1990); Rousseau, Francis, Le Grand Livre des Meubles (Copyright Studio, Paris, 1999)

Uses

The chairs are ideal with a walnut dining room table.

 

 

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