Antique Syrian mother-of-pearl and abalone inlaid armchair

£3,500

This beautiful armchair is adorned in the Syrian style with scrolling arabesque inlays of mother-of-pearl, abalone shell, bone, and ebonised wood.

 

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Description

This fine armchair is a superb example of Syrian design, with its form and material structure evocative of the art of the Levantine coast. The armchair is wrought from hardwood, with the surfaces throughout profusely adorned with arabesque inlays of ebonised wood, mother-of-pearl, bone, and abalone shell. The large backrest, crafted with a highly ornate crown, is spectacularly pierced and decorated with foliate, arabesque inlays, while the armrests and the aprons, which are below the seat rail and between the legs, are similarly decorated. The seat cushion is upholstered with a fine damascene brocade.

Details

Country of Origin
Syrian
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Arabesque
Material
Abalone Shell, Bone, Ebonised Wood, Mother-of-Pearl, Upholstery, Wood
Colour
Black, Brown, Cream, Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
120 cm / 47.2 inches
Width
63 cm / 24.8 inches
Depth
50 cm / 19.7 inches

Reference:
7764

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