Chair identification

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by SBH, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. SBH

    SBH New Member

    This armchair is a part of a chair set (pls see attached images) that was acquired by my grandparents.
    Probably acquired in Israel, probably in the beginning of the 1980s or late 1970s. (but not sure, could be even earlier)

    Any information wrt the origin and/or authenticity and/or manufacturer of this piece would be appreciated. (-:
    Chair.jpg Chair2.jpg Chair3.jpg
    Many thanks!
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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    My gut feeling is they werent terribly old when your grandparents got them. The carving on the piece isnt terribly good . They sure look like theyve been through the wars.
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  3. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    These round "barrel" chairs probably came from central Europe and date to the somewhat small scale Victorian revival of the 1920s-30s. They use roses and such from the Rococo Revival of the 1850s and 60s but Johnny is right: the work is not terribly good and the cuts not as deep as one would expect from the mid-19th century.

    However, as family pieces they may be worth reupholstering; they've been through tough times alright and it would be great if they could shine again.
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Bet they'd clean up quite nicely.

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  5. SBH

    SBH New Member

    Thanks for all your kind and insightful replies!
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