Grand C1815 Regency Mahogany Klismos Library Armchair
Large and impressive, this Regency, George III mahogany armchair is a magnificent example of the Greek Revivial style championed by the great celebrity Thomas Hope. Based closely on ancient Greek chairs called klismos, this has a concave tablet back, and daringly curved sabre legs. I have only found three such chairs. Ours and two even better ones. The most we will do to this chair is upholstery, wiping down with turps and a good wax polish. It has wonderful patina that we do not want to risk endangering. It has red velvet upholstery.
The chair illustrated with beige fabric was sold by S& S Timms Antiques, UK
The most spectacular example is with Hyde Park Antiques, New York, for an unsurprising US$22,000 plus tax. It has green leather upholstery, illustrated. It is toe curling!: http://www.hydeparkantiques.com/item/a-regency-mahogany-klismos-form-armchair/
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