Set of Four Italian Neoclassical Carved Walnut Side Chairs with Harp Splat
18th Century, "Near" Set with slight variations between each chair
Item # 100010WYE02
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This listing is for a Near Set of Four Carved Walnut Italian Chairs, probably of the late 18th century. Each chair is carefully carved with an urn form pierced splat, incredibly detailed in the likeness of a harp over pillars. Two of the chairs have stunning carved molded frames, two have slightly more plain molded frames. Chairs are fully pegged construction, several with tenon mortised frames locked together with small pegs. The aprons are nicely outlined. The front legs reach through the top of the seat, uniquely showing above the upholstery before tapering into the leg. Each leg is carved, though legs bare minor variation between several in the carvings. An H-form stretcher locks the legs firmly in place.
For the collector willing to do some restoration work, this set is a rare aquisition in wonderful form. A deep oxidization covers the entire set, with a glowing patina throughout. They have an incredible sense of class, with attention to detail in each carving, but also balanced variation in each chair making them a study as well as a functional set of furniture. These are very classy and stylish additions to any home, with the careful hand craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout. Approximate measurements for each chair (listed in no particular order)
Chair 1: Height to crest 36", Height to seat 19 1/2", Width 17 1/2", Depth 15 5/8"
Chair 2: Height to crest 35 5/8", Height to seat 18 1/2", Width 17 1/4", Depth 15 3/8"
Chair 3: Height to crest 35", Height to seat 19", Width 18 1/8", Depth 14 1/2"
Chair 4 (the chair with the damaged foot): Height to crest 35 1/2", Height to seat 19", Width 17", Depth 15"
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