An Impressive Pair of Regency Style Bergére Chairs

A pair of early C19th style armchairs of great scale and style, standing on slender turned front legs with brass cup castors, and miraculous, expressive out-swept back legs, retaining a nicely distressed ivory painted finish with dark green outlines. The rectangular back, arms and seat are traditionally upholstered with hand stitched horse-hair, and covered in beautiful vintage raw silk and linen stripe with crepe float tufts, having the highly unusual feature of hinged drop-down arms, in a campaign style, retained with brass coach bolts. English, C20th, a private commission but precise date of manufacture unknown. A comparative reference, from which inspiration for these chairs has clearly been sought in an original Georgian chair found in Aubrey House, decorated by Chester Jones, can be seen in: Russell, H, The Interiors of Chester Jones, Merrell Publishing, London – New York, 2014, p.133.

  • Arm Height: 760mm / 30”
  • Max Depth: 910mm / 36”
  • Max Height: 1090mm / 43"
  • Max Width: 670mm / 26 ½”
  • Seat Depth: 630mm / 24¾"
  • Seat Height: 460mm / 18”
  • Seat Width: 580mm / 23”
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