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Late Victorian to World War I Chair - $300 (Rhinebeck)

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Violet Hill Road
condition: good
size / dimensions: 26x26x45
I bought this chair at auction about 15 years ago without knowing anything about it. I asked about it on InstAppraisal and here is the answer I received: Based on what I can see in the image of this piece is actually Oak with a very dark stain on it. Pieces like this tend to be made in England during the late Victorian through to World War One. It tends to be based on early English Styles quite often the mix of Jacobian and Gothic Revival.

From Thriftyfun, I received this answer: I believe this is a Victorian era "gothic" Jacobean-style armchair. (The newer upholstery fabric is in stark contrast to the style. Originally this would have been solid, in perhaps a jewel-tone.) Lions were frequently featured, but I think dogs are more suitable for the country-house or club where this chair might have felt at home.

The bones of this chair are very cool. It looks like dowel construction so that may place it as a 19th century piece. This is a hand carved antique chair with lion's head arms and ball and claw feet. There is a richness of patina and an honest simplicity to this masculine arm chair.

It is fairly heavy.

post id: 7748584756

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