Antique Carved Walnut Griffin Throne Chair 19th C.
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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Continental: Pre 1900: item # 801360
Please refer to our stock # 2111 when inquiring.
Laguna Beach, California
(949) 246 3952
|Large, rare, grand, and imposing, deeply carved Continental walnut griffin throne chair. This is truly a special one of a kind exquisite piece that demonstrates unique uncommon craftsmanship and artistry. Note the ingenious way the Master craftsman designed and executed the Griffin’s front foot becomes the front foot of the chair and the Griffin back foot becomes the back foot of the chair on each side of the chair (see photo side view). The deep concise intricate pierced carving includes dragon head arms, dragons and dragon faces, garlands, and coats of arms. The extensive unusual carving extends throughout. Unusually it includes a deeply carved chair back and carved Continental European slanted cross braces for the legs not normally found in other fine carved throne chairs. Even the inside of the griffins are three dimensionally carved and rounded. You will not find this supreme work in other fine period throne chairs. This chair has the six original brass casters - one caster for each front leg and two casters for each long carved back leg (see photo). This is truly unique. You will not see another chair with six original brass casters arranged this way. Dimensions: 46.5” h. X 29.5” w. X 29” d. Circa 1840. Great piece for a big man. Lesser throne chairs sell for more. This is a special opportunity to own a unique piece of artistic prominent excellence.|