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Regency style mahogany desk chair with brass accents
Regency style mahogany desk chair with brass accents
A fine mahogany and flame mahogany veneered games or desk chair, the scroll over veneered and Morado banded toprail with fine stringing details and brass rosettes, above a padded back, arms and seat, the scroll...

£3,340

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18th Century style mahogany reading chair
18th Century style mahogany reading chair
An intriguing 18th Century style mahogany reading chair with yoke-shaped top rail, adjustable easel and saddle seat, allowing the bibliophile to sit in the chair backwards and read in comfort. Additionally...

£2,250

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Courtlands Bar & Counter Stool
Courtlands Bar & Counter Stool
An Portland Leather  Klismos style bar chair, the padded wing back above a shallow buttoned swivel seat, on sabre legs joined by a brass mounted footrest. Inspired by a Regency original.

£2,230

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Shaftesbury antique style buttoned leather chair
Shaftesbury antique style buttoned leather chair
The Shaftesbury is an overside lounge chair or chaise longue, traditionally upholstered over an English made hardwood frame with solid mahogany turned front legs, and shaped back legs, on brass castors. Th...

£2,070

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Gilded Hepplewhite tub accent chair
Gilded Hepplewhite tub accent chair
A Hepplewhite style tub chair, hand made to the exact size and specification of an 18th Century original in our archives. The solid mahogany frame has been finished in gold metal leaf and upholstered by British...

£1,992

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Hand carved giltwood conversation sofa
Hand carved giltwood conversation sofa
A real 'conversation piece', this centrally standing seating furniture was inspired by a visit to the Louvre Royal Palace Museum, in particular the seating arrangements of several borne settee and ...

£4,562  £9125

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18th Century French style Formal Sofa
18th Century French style Formal Sofa
An entirely hand carved formal sofa inspired by the lavish French 18th Century designs. The rope design combines with foliate decoration to flow throughout the frame whilst the scroll arm's support ...

£7,644

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18th Century French style Formal Chair
18th Century French style Formal Chair
An entirely hand carved formal chair inspired by the lavish French 18th Century designs The rope design combines with foliate decoration to flow throughout the frame whilst the scroll arm's support ...

£4,178

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Chocolate chinoiserie and giltwood hall chair
Chocolate chinoiserie and giltwood hall chair
An unusual gilt and ebonised burl veneered hall chair with hand painted chocolate Chinoiserie decoration, the arched back and seat painted with pastoral scenes within a gilt moulded frame, the shaped seat with ...

£3,175

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Alexander giltwood sofa in GP&J Baker fabric
Alexander giltwood sofa in GP&J Baker fabric
Our exclusive Alexander sofa has been developed from an early 18th Century design with bowed front and sides. Hand carved frame with barley twist legs, oil gilded in dutch leaf, toned to a distressed finis...

£2,817

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mahogany and brass mounted chair
mahogany and brass mounted chair
A mahogany and brass mounted chair, the slung back and cushion seat, with lion head arm terminals, on a turned ‘X’ base. The original Regency.

£2,575

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Alexander giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley
Alexander giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley
Our exclusive Alexander chair has been carefully copied from an early 18th Century design with bowed front and sides. Hand carved frame with barley twist legs, oil gilded in dutch leaf, toned to a distress...

£2,340

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Hand carved mahogany library armchair
Hand carved mahogany library armchair
A hand carved mahogany library armchair, the back in the shape of a ship's transom carved with a Coat of Arms centred by the Spencer crest flanked by Victory wreaths. The buttoned seat upholstered in Portla...

£2,335

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Gainsborough chair in red cotton jacquard
Gainsborough chair in red cotton jacquard
A finely carved mahogany Gainsborough chair, with an arched and padded rectangular back and an upholstered seat enclosed by short padded arms with scrolled uprights, on an undulating seatrail with acanthus lead...

£2,155

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Mahogany and Brass Mounted Stool
Mahogany and Brass Mounted Stool
A sable mahogany and brass mounted stool in the manner of Thomas Hope, with slung seat, with lion head arm terminals, on a turned ‘X’ base. The original Regency.

£2,065

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finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair
finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair
A finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair, the padded back with a coronet carved crest and a carved frame, the reverse inlaid with okumé veneer and mother of pearl, the upholstered seat on turne...

£1,995

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Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Yorkstone
Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Yorkstone
The Swift bedroom or occasional chair features a deep buttoned back and solid mahogany on brass castors. The English made hardwood frame is traditionally upholstered with jute, hessian and hand sewn individual ...

£1,835

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Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Fjord
Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Fjord
The Swift bedroom or occasional chair features a deep buttoned back and solid mahogany on brass castors. The English made hardwood frame is traditionally upholstered with jute, hessian and hand sewn individual ...

£1,835

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Masefield bedroom chair in Linwood Tango Velvet
Masefield bedroom chair in Linwood Tango Velvet
The Masefield bedroom or occasional chair features a deep buttoned back and solid mahogany on brass castors. The English made hardwood frame has a shaped front edge, traditionally upholstered with jute, hessian...

£1,787

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Mahogany metamorphic sofa
Mahogany metamorphic sofa
A mahogany framed sofa upholstered in tan hide. The sofa can occasionally be converted to a table.

£1,750

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Masefield bedroom chair in Ian Sanderson Kelby Linen
Masefield bedroom chair in Ian Sanderson Kelby Linen
The Masefield bedroom or occasional chair features a deep buttoned back and solid mahogany on brass castors. The English made hardwood frame has a shaped front edge, traditionally upholstered with jute, hessian...

£1,730

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James giltwood chair in crushed sandshell velvet
James giltwood chair in crushed sandshell velvet
Our exclusive James chair has been carefully copied from an early 18th Century French design with hand carved repeating floral pattern, oil gilded in dutch leaf and finished to an antique patina.  Upholste...

£1,425

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Elizabeth giltwood sofa in champagne damask - small
Elizabeth giltwood sofa in champagne damask - small
The Elizabeth sofa is a replica of an original occasional sofa in our possession. The frame is entirely hand carved in mahogany, then oil gilded in gold and silver dutch leaf.Small sofa upholstered in Isle Mill...

£1,415

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James giltwood chair in red crushed velvet
James giltwood chair in red crushed velvet
Our exclusive James chair has been carefully copied from an early 18th Century French design with hand carved repeating floral pattern, oil gilded in dutch leaf, toned to a distressed finished.  Uphol...

£1,403

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Hinton tub chair in an opulent velvet
Hinton tub chair in an opulent velvet
Hinton tub chair traditionally upholstered over an English made solid beech frame with hand sewn individual coil springs in the seat. The solid mahogany tapering legs are polished to an ebonised finish, co...

£1,370

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Alexander giltwood chair in Midnight velvet
Alexander giltwood chair in Midnight velvet
Our exclusive Alexander chair has been carefully copied from an early 18th Century design with bowed front and sides. Hand carved frame with barley twist legs, oil gilded in dutch leaf, toned to a distress...

£1,345

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Upholstered Dressing Chair
Upholstered Dressing Chair
Upholstered dressing chair with floral and line brass inlay, constructed in Etimoe veneer, a tropical hardwood from Central Africa. This chair features Movingue veneer crossbanding and comes complete with elega...

£1,305

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Swift bedroom or occasional chair in aqua blue geometric fabric
Swift bedroom or occasional chair in aqua blue geometric fabric
The Swift bedroom or occasional chair features an English made hardwood frame with turned and tapered mahogany legs. Traditionally upholstered with jute, hessian and hand sewn individual coil springs in the sea...

£1,275

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The Chaise Lounge or Long Chair was a resurrection of the Greek and Roman couch.  Designs were based upon relaxation and support of the body in repose and upright sitting.  Curved backrests padded arm rests and the appearance of elaborate upholstery reflected a fashion that was to transcend the classical designs as chair makers begin to adapt their designs to the idiosyncrasies of the human body.

By the mid 16th C. the chair was becoming a common piece of furniture throughout Europe.

Hall chairs became fashionable in Britain in the 1720s-30s.  These would be arranged around the walls of an entrance hall and were intended for the occasional use of waiting servants and not intended for comfort.

Today we have chairs for special purposes, library, lounge, bedroom and dining room, each with specific furniture requirements.  The chair is an important acquisition it?s uses indicative of a life style.

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