REF No. 5713
An Impressive Pair of Library Armchairs in the High Victorian Manner
H: 37.5 in / 95 cm W: 24 in / 61 cm D: 29 in / 74 cm
Constructed in rosewood, rising from exuberantly carved swept legs with ball and claw feet, with a conjoined carved apron; the part upholstered arms with stiff leaf carved terminals with shaped dolphin supports; the show wood frame enclosing the upholstered seats and backs. England. Circa 1850.
The Furniture section of the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851 provided many of the finest examples of High Victorian design; The Art Journal Catalogue illustrates a ‘State Chair’ of very similar form to our chairs, made by M.Jancowski of York.