Featured Chairs identification

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Marzena, May 15, 2019.

  1. Marzena

    Marzena Active Member

    Hello, I've bought this pair for almost nothing some time ago, and although they have marks, I couldn't identify them, maybe you will be able to tell me more about, please. I suppose they are edwardian, and this first is a smaller, so it is probably a bedroom chair. 20190329_115407_compress25.jpg 20190329_115452_compress45.jpg 20190329_115001_compress59.jpg 20190329_114847_compress37.jpg 20190329_114807_compress20.jpg
     
  2. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    Glorious art nouveau style! From the design alone, I'd guess 1890s-1910s.
     
  3. Marzena

    Marzena Active Member

    I fall in love in their pure line immediately. And no one was interested, probably because they need some restoration, so I took them for almost nothing -). Thank you!
     
  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Art Nouveau, indeed and that's William Morris for Liberty fabric on the first one. Whatever you do, preserve it, do NOT replace that cloth. Pretty delicate Edwardian chair and absolutely typical of the period.

    Second one might well be earlier, it looks Georgian.
     
  5. Marzena

    Marzena Active Member

    I completely agree with you about upholstery, i thought about it at the beginning, but i decided, that I don't want to vanish the history from old furnitures, this is their charm. I only, very carefully, consider a protection using Renaissance Wax, but I still try to learn more about.
     
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  6. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

  7. Marzena

    Marzena Active Member

    Thanks! I have to say, that I love collecting. There is always something new to know, so, you have to learn more and more about. And it seems to be neverending -)
     
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, that art nouveau fabric is out of period (and out of scale) for your charming Edwardian chair. And... gentle correction. While Ianthe is a "signature" Liberty print, it was created in 1900 by R. Beauclair, not William Morris. I wouldn't assume it was original to the chair as it's a design that's gone in and out of fashion over the years.

    https://www.libertylondon.com/uk/ianthe-tana-lawn-cotton-000523172.html

    Debora
     
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  9. Marzena

    Marzena Active Member

    Thank you, it's good to learn something new again ). Anyway, the pattern fitted perfectly to the construction of the chair ( of course in my eyes)))
     
  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    You're right on the print, I'd forgotten that. It's not out of period, tho', that first chair could easily be up to WW1.
     
  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I should have been clearer. I meant design period. The design of your chair is not art nouveau.

    Debora
     
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  12. Marzena

    Marzena Active Member

    What period it would be then? I've seen lots of images, 19 th and early 20th furniture catalogs and nothing, i am dumb .
     
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  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I'm not the furniture expert but -- to my eye -- it does appear to be Edwardian as you identified it in your initial post. If you do an internet image search for "inlaid Edwardian side chair" similars will come up.

    Debora
     
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  14. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Let's clarify. ;) First one is Edwardian in style and date with Art Nouveau fabric. Look for parquetry inlay occasional or side chair as a term, also swagged with cameo/plaque for the decoration.

    Second one may well be Georgian. My brain isn't working, I've forgotten the term for those ovals.

    Do please have a CLOSE look at the decoration, though. Sometimes, it was painted not inlaid.

    I think both are English.
     
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  16. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Ellipse? Ovalo?
     
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  17. Marzena

    Marzena Active Member

    Thank you all very, very much for your substantive comments! Both chairs' ornaments are inlaid indeed.
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    Now, I think that it will be easier to find the B mark with this knowledge, it's a great place! Have a good day good people :)
     
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