Used for upholstery and table covers, it was worked in imitation of Turkish carpets, which are known from paintings to have been imported to England from the 16th century. The designs were usually of geometrically stylized flowers. Because so few examples have survived in England, while examples have been found abroad for example, in Italy it may be deduced that Turkey work was an export item. As you can see the upholstery is period and distressed, it can be restored as there is no missing fabric just straight line splits and wear areas, I have a pair of cushions which can be used for donor fabric if needed. One armchair is mostly stable and solid and will need limited frame work, the other chair needs the springs webbing on the base, a very simple job, the frame will need to be secured as it has play.The model of the seat itself is absolutely sublime, it is very very rare to find a pair of armchairs from this period and of these dimensions as well. If the upholstery's wasn't so rare I would strip it all off and upholster them in leather then have them hand dyed, you would then have an epic pair of chairs. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask.
Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20. We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16.
We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition.
Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.
COURIER, LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CAN'T BE POSTED. Whomever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible, please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two-person team.