Pair Of Very Rare Regency Circa 1810-1820 Turkey Work Armchairs Part Of A Suite
This piece is part of a suite, I have the matching daybed listed under my other items. A very rare well made and decorative pair of chairs, turkey work is a form of knotted embroidery practiced in England from the 16th century to the mid-18th century, but especially in the 17th century. Used for upholstery and table covers, it was worked in imitation of Turkish carpets, which are known from paintings to have been imported to England from the 16th century. The designs were usually of geometrically stylized flowers. A document from the reign of William III (16891702) gives the number of Turkey-work chairs made per annum as 60,000. Because so few examples have survived in England, while examples have been found abroad for example, in Italy it may be deduced that Turkey work was an export item. As you can see the upholstery is period and distressed, it can be restored as there is no missing fabric just straight line splits and wear areas, I have a pair of cushions which can be used for donor fabric if needed. One armchair is mostly stable and solid and will need limited frame work, the other chair needs the springs webbing on the base, a very simple job, the frame will need to be secured as it has play. The model of the seat itself is absolutely sublime, it is very very rare to find a pair of armchairs from this period and of these dimensions as well. If the upholsterys wasnt so rare I would strip it all off and upholster them in leather then have them hand dyed, you would then have an epic pair of chairs.
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition.
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team.
The item "PAIR OF VERY RARE REGENCY CIRCA 1810-1820 TURKEY WORK ARMCHAIRS PART OF A SUITE" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Sofas/Chaises\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)". The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Adams
- Material: TURKEY WORK
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Armchair