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Pair of 18th Century Walnut Italian Throne Chairs c. 1770

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Pair of 18th Century Walnut Italian Throne Chairs c. 1770

SHORT DESCRIPTION
With original hand-painted leather upholstery, a marvellous and well carved pair of 18th century solid walnut throne chairs with substantial leaf wrapped and scrolled arms and large naturalistic hairly lion paw feet, with acanthus leaves carved to the hocked knees and tenoned H stretchers.
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DIMENSIONS
Each chair is 23 inches wide, 26 inches deep and 46 inches high. Floor to seat is 18 inches. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
c.1770
PRICE
£1,000

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FULL DESCRIPTION
With original hand-painted leather upholstery, a marvellous and well carved pair of 18th century solid walnut throne chairs with substantial leaf wrapped and scrolled arms and large naturalistic hairly lion paw feet, with acanthus leaves carved to the hocked knees and tenoned H stretchers. The leather finished with large and original embossed pierced foliate brass nail fittings. The paintings to the leather are remarkably fresh, clear and the colours bright and true with a pallet of blues, golds ivory and red.

The paintings include a family crest - a shield inset with a single Eagles wing and surmounted by a gold coronet studded with large rubies and diamonds. Beneath the shield a Latin motto which I am researching now and I will update this listing shortly with details. The leather to the back is centered with a large porcelain urn, painted with a boat being rowed over water, and the urn itself overflowing with fruit and exotic flowers which spiral up and about the crest.

The seat leather also retaining the original hand-painted designs but with wear and depletions as shown in our photographs. It is extremely rare for original leather to survive 250 years and the chairs have been well cared for all of their lives and are strong and robust with no loose joints. No later timbers, some old worm holes as is usual on early walnut - long since dead and not affecting structural integrity.

A beautiful and atmospheric pair of early Italian walnut throne chairs in rarely seen original condition and of large and comfortable proportions.


Dimensions are:

Each chair is 23 inches wide, 26 inches deep and 46 inches high.

Floor to seat is 18 inches.

For metric please multiply by 2.5