The Bodhisattva Collection

A Good 19th Century Hand-Carved Hall Chair

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Continental: Pre 1900: Item # 1176239
The Bodhisattva Collection
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New Windsor
New York

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We recently had this chair re-upholstered in a rich, royal blue velvet in order to show it at its true potential. Please see our item # 1087151 to view the chair in its prior condition. The original item description from its previous listing is repeated below for readers' convenience:

From our European Collection, a good 19th century hand-carved hall chair with an armorial / heraldic shield, probably Spanish in origin. The wood used is a dense and heavy hardwood which appears to be either walnut or mahogany. The chair is armless and rests upon wooden casters. Size and Condition: 50 inches tall, 18 inches wide, 18 inches deep. Overall very good condition with mostly minor surface wear to the wood commensurate with age and use. There is a scrolling architectural motif / acanthus leaf motif on the upper right shoulder of the chair which has become detached, but which can easily be remedied as we have retained the original piece. One of the caster wheels appears to not be original, but it is still a period repair done around turn of the century. Despite these minor issues, the chair is very solid, structurally sound with no breaks, and quite elegant with good presence. It needs only to be re-upholstered to one's personal taste and decor and is then ready for use or display.