LATE REGENCY SABRE LEGGED RAIL BACK PAINTED DINING CHAIRS
Original set of late Regency dining chairs five of which are c.1835.
One is a handmade replica produced many years ago at great
expense to make up a set of six chairs.
It is almost impossible to tell by just looking at them which
is the replica - it is that good.
Condition is very good, especially considering they are the best
part of 200 years old!
A bit of wear to the hand painted back rails
and would have been cane or rush seats originally.
They have been changed at some point to a drop-in padded seat
and obviously quite new and funky upholstery has been applied
which can be readily changed of course as the seats just pop out.
The previous owner purchased these rare survivors from an upmarket
Armadale (Victoria) antiques shop in 2005 over $6,000.00
so this is the time to buy a set of antique chairs you'll probably
never see at this price again.