Pair of Empire style ormolu mounted amethyst side chairs

£24,000

This pair of impressive Empire style side chairs, crafted from amethyst mounted with ormolu, references elements of Ancient Roman and Egyptian art and design.

 

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Description

The magnificent side chairs in this pair are crafted from ormolu and amethyst in the Empire style. The chairs feature front legs wrought from ormolu and modelled as winged sphinxes—a decorative form popular in Empire style art and design—with each leg terminating in a paw foot. The substantial rear legs of the chairs are crafted from amethyst, as are the seat rails—which are mounted with ormolu stars and other Empire style emblems. The backrests of both chairs feature amethyst frames flanked by twin ormolu foliate columns, and the amethyst surfaces of the backrests are mounted with classicising ormolu motifs, including profile busts, winged goddesses, and stylised vases, while the centres of the backrests feature ormolu crossed arrows with Apollo masks within laurel wreaths.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
Period
20th Century
Style
Empire, Neoclassical
Material
Amethyst, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Blue, Gold, Grey

Dimensions

Height
86 cm / 33.9 inches
Width
41 cm / 16.1 inches
Depth
43 cm / 16.9 inches

Reference:
8696c

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