A Rare Pair
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Your B & B Host: I'm George Evans, and I've spent the last 20 years importing and exporting fine design pieces from Europe. I specialize in furniture, lighting, objects, sculpture, and fine art from the 18th and 19th Centuries.
It's a rare instance to find a matched pair of true 19th Century armchairs that are sturdy and functional, and not overly decorated. The caned seats of these chairs have been replaced by fine hand caning. This repair does not diminish the value much, since function is very important in determining the overall value of these pieces. The cushions, of course, can be recovered with the fabric of your choice.
Antiques are to be used, enjoyed, and admired. Both of these Regency chairs were painted by the same hand, in a subtle white and gray palate, highlighted with the ebonized and slightly gilt chair frame. Please note the streamlines of the construction -- there are no heavy or clunky parts, and everything is in proportion.
A pair of chairs like these, close to 200 year old, will add polish and finish to any fine contemporary living room, bedroom, or study. Here is an example of a modern interior from Brian McCarthy that uses Regency style chairs to great eclectic advantage. Think how amazing our pair of ebonized beauties will look in your home!
For a more in-depth discussion about these armchairs, see my By George! interview with Design2Share. And visit Bond & Bowery for the item detail page and direct dealer contact information.