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Pair Of Highly Decorative Early 20thc French Mahogany Upholstered Armchairs In The Empire Style


£3,850 | $4,692 USD | €4,432 EUR
Item Number: SA823505
Date of manufacture: 1920
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 42 times in the past month with the most views from Czechia.


A super pair of highly decorative early 20th century French mahogany upholstered armchairs in the Empire style.
Each armchair consists of a high back, the top rail with applied Classical ormolu mount to the centre with anthemion mounts to either side and below with upholstered back rest, seat and cushion.
The mahogany arms with shaped mahogany and ormolu swan head arm supports leading down to the seat rail of bow form, with applied ormolu mounts.
The armchairs are supported on tapered legs to the front terminating with ormolu paw feet, with outswept legs to the back.
This pair of armchairs are of ‘Empire’ style, the French Empire period was between 1800 - 1815, the furniture tending to be of larger proportions and with many decorative embellishments. The influences at this time particularly taken from ancient Rome and the Neoclassical styles.
The swan, a symbol of love and fidelity, was adopted as a symbol by Napoleon’s wife Josephine, and was used in many pieces of furniture of this period.
This pair of armchairs are in very good condition for age, upholstered in a neutral linen fabric in very good condition, they are of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Height: 39.5’’ / 100.25cm
Width: 25.25’’ / 64cm
Depth: 22’’ / 56cm
Seat height: 20’’ / 50.75cm
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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Internal Ref: LVS1262


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 100.2 cm (39.4")
Width = 64 cm (25.2")
Depth = 56 cm (22.0")

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