MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE
Every inch of this huge gentleman's wingback armchair screams the Georgian period.
It's hard to date exactly without having a look at the bare framework when
it was being re-upholstered but going on the legs its early 19th century.
The skill required to produce those fabulously carved ball and claw front legs I
would normally attribute to a 19th century craftsman and the stylish C scroll detail
on the out splayed rear legs also is more typical of the late Georgian, early Victorian
period rather than a later example.
We know the chair was previously purchased as 19th century and with the cost of
re-upholstery in this dramatic velvet and linen combo fabric the final sum paid was considerable.
The velvet pattern is a dark raspberry colour (rather than red) on a off-white background.
The condition is very good overall with only VERY faint discolouration at the front of
the arms (where you're hands naturally rest) and a slight mark on one arm as shown in
close-ups that I'm sure with some careful attention will pretty much disappear.
It's not a big deal anyway as you can see but mentioning for accuracy of description.
This is a big boy standing 116 cm to the highest point at the back, 90cm across the arms
and the seat cushion is 60cm deep.
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