Magnificent Set of 5 Victorian Carved Burl Walnut, Cane Seated Renaissance Revival Mask Chairs C. 1870 - For Sale
Magnificent Set of 5 Victorian Carved Burl Walnut, Cane Seated Renaissance Revival Mask Chairs C. 1870
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This Magnificent Set of 5 Victorian Carved Burl Walnut, Cane Seated Renaissance Revival Mask Chairs C. 1870.
These chairs feature a relief carved mask or portrait of a facial profile on the crest rail. The mask is carved on a round walnut panel and flanked by burl walnut panels on the crest rail and back splat. Three of the chairs feature a female profile, two of the chairs a male profile.
The rest of the chair wood is ebonized. The seats are caned. The front legs and double front stretchers are turned.
The Renaissance Revival Period, between 1860 – 1875, was the crème de la crème of the Victorian Era.
• This set of side chairs has caned seats in wonderful condition.
• The chairs themselves are sturdy; the joints are tight.
• The double front stretchers are turned.
• The side stretchers are double.
• Wonderful arched carved crests that have shaped raised burl with incising and delicate carvings.
• The segmental pediment carved front aprons are ornamented with incised carving.
• Nicely turned and tapered front legs terminate in button feet.
• The chair back is nicely raked; the rear stiles continue down to form the rear legs in a serpentine curve.
• The chair back is flaired out from the lower rail up to the crest rail.
• The rear stiles terminate in carved segmental pediments, ornamented with incised carving.
Back Height: 35 inches
Seat Width: 17 ½ inches
Seat Depth: 16 inches
Seat Height: 17 ½ inches
Condition: One female mask chair has a nick in the corner of the burl lozenge panel on the crest rail (see photo). Some of the legs and stiles have some slight white paint splatters. There are a few nicks in the black ebonizing.
These chairs may be picked up in Boylston, MA.
We can arrange for delivery within 100 miles.
Please e-mail for a delivery estimate with your location and particulars.
Locations beyond 100 miles will require a freight estimate.
All items are sold "as is" and all sales are final. This is an antique piece of furniture; small nicks and scratches are part of the beauty of an antique and are not described unless significant.
Please ask any questions prior to offering to purchase.
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