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Set of Three Antique Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs

  Lot # B139
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Set of Three Antique Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs

This set of three antique dining chairs exemplifies the Empire style, dating back to the early 19th century. Each chair is meticulously crafted from solid flamed mahogany, showcasing the luxurious grain and natural beauty of the wood. The chairs feature a high backrest with a variation of a lyre-back design, a hallmark of neoclassical influence, and an intricately carved crest rail adorned with floral and foliate motifs, reflecting Baroque aesthetics.

  • Style: Empire
  • Period: Early 19th Century

Materials:

  • Wood: Solid Flamed Mahogany
  • Upholstery: Green Velvet

Historical Context: The American Empire style emerged in the early 19th century, drawing inspiration from classical antiquity and the Napoleonic Empire. It was characterized by bold, symmetrical designs and the use of fine materials such as mahogany. These chairs reflect the grandeur and opulence of the period, making them a perfect addition to any sophisticated dining room or salon.

Condition: The chairs are in good antique condition, with age-appropriate wear that includes minor scratches and scuffs, adding to their authenticity and charm. The upholstery is in fair condition, showing signs of use, but remains functional and complements the overall aesthetic. There are no significant structural issues, ensuring that these chairs are both beautiful and durable.

Dimensions:

  • Overall: 33" H x 19" W x 16.75" D
  • Seat: 17.5" H x 16.5" W x 15" D
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Lot # B139
System ID # 17722239
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