Pair of Biedermeier Style Fruitwood Lowback Side Chairs, 19th Century
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PAIR OF BIEDERMEIER STYLE LOWBACK FRUITWOOD SIDE CHAIRS
Circa late 19th Century
Item # 702BJH11L
A pair of refined side chairs done in gorgeous honey colored fruitwood, and although they were created in the late 19th century have a highly modern elemental aesthetic. Not a bit overdone in any of its lines or proportions, it sits in unselfconscious elegance. The only overt decoration is an understated carving of a lotus flower, a motif that adds to the lightness of feeling conveyed by the chair’s small scale form, which draws the eye to the minimally low back. The seat is tufted in a high quality upholstery fabric and is unusually comfortable. Seen from the side, the chair backs form an elongated cyma curve terminating gracefully with slightly splayed legs. This sinuous hint elevates the straight lines of the chair to a balanced sculpture.
The fruitwood that was used to veneer these chairs is left with a lot of its natural character, showcasing mild grain patterns and some very interesting knotwork. These chairs are a tasteful addition to any room and have that remarkable talent for fitting in with a wide range of interior décor.
Measurements: 24 3/4” H x 15” W x 17 1/2” D, 16” H to seat
Upholstery in "good" condition with no noted flaws. Repairs to splats on both chairs, one with remnants of glue and the other with a small nail head visible. Tacking blemishes from old upholstery in corners. Other surface wear, burns and blemish. Overall sturdy, strong and most striking.