What drew us to these wrought iron garden chairs is they are surprisingly sturdy, yet are light and comfortable with Parisian flair. They have been repainted in green. The backrests are made of two pieces of flat wrought iron, joined together by a rivet. The overall form was ahead of its time, and they are
These armchairs are a testament to the work of the talented Swedish craftsmen Ephraim Ståhl. Ståhl was an Åldermän of the Stolmakareämbetet, the Stockholm guild of chair makers, from 1794 to 1820. An avant-garde chair maker at the time, he was influenced by the artifacts brought back to Sweden by King Gustav III during his
The gentle curves giving this bench it’s hourglass-like shape are so unusual, they make this piece simply one-of-a-kind! Each tapering leg, with subtle fluting, leads to reeded caps, above which sit a square carving of a flower. The apron features intricate carvings on all sides, punctuated only by the flower carvings of the legs. This
These six perfectly matched chairs are elegant in their simplicity. The backs, with a keyhole design are framed with a discreetly carved line and gently curved for comfort. The apron is carved with decorative draping, continuing on to sturdy curved legs typical of the Rococo style. The off white, almost creamy paint surface is original
These chairs, with pie crust seats, are of exceptional quality. The design is classically French and the wrought iron is heavy and sturdy. No worries about them blowing over on a windy day! The seats themselves are unusually large making them comfortable and roomy. They have been recently repainted white, with a rust-proof undercoat. ref.
This unique bench with an open-work mesh back and woven iron cane seat, melds two traditional designs used for French garden furniture, into a one-of-a-kind graphic style. Both the seat and the back are in good condition, and the pale green paint is original. It comfortably seats three people. ref. 7-7985 $3,200 21” deep 64”
-SOLD- A Set of Six Swedish Gustavian Period Stockholm Dining Chairs With Upholstered Backrests Circa 1790
The backs on this elegant set of Gustavian Period chairs have spindles decorated with acanthus leaves, that end in a curved upholstered backrest. The acanthus motif is echoed on the legs as well. Chairs, such as these, are so comfortable that they were often used in salons and bedrooms, while today they are ideal for
These early Rococo chairs have a great country feel with sturdy legs, a back with a keyhole, and simple design in the Rococo style. They are unfussy, and perfect for a country kitchen or dining room. The paint surface is original with touches of blue. The original wood seats have been covered in a linen
Although not marked, these chairs are likely from Stockholm due to the openwork at the back. They have detailed carving framing an upholstered back, and elegant front legs with acanthus leaf carvings which are typical of the Gustavian period. The old green paint surface is in good condition. ref. 7-7897 $4,600 33.5” high 19.25” wide
This elegant set of chairs with a decorative open panel beneath an upholstered back, are very comfortable. Delicate carvings on the back, apron, and acanthus leaf legs are typical of the late Gustavian period. The old cream paint is in good condition. They have been covered in a French linen fabric. ref. 7-7913 $10,800 33”
An attractive pair of armchairs with many features of the Gustavian style in Stockholm, including an openwork cut out design at the backs, delicate carvings on the aprons, and a circle of acanthus leaf carvings on the front legs. They are covered with a blue and grey antique French toile from the late 19th century
This simple country bench has delicate carvings across the apron, with star motifs at the center and corner. The tapered legs end in a carved diamond design. The bench has been newly upholstered with antique French linen. ref. 7-7825 $8,200 17” high 68” wide 20” deep
These rare chairs have great form with a fan shaped carving on the crest and original leather seats. The apron echoes the same fan shape as the crest and the legs have intricate carvings at the top and bottom, which is unusual. The old blue paint is a wonderful compliment to the leather seats. ref.
These chairs were made by The Thonet Company in Austria and have legs designed in the typical style of their garden furniture. They have a great patina with old green paint showing traces of early blue paint. They are very sturdy and ready for a summer on the porch. ref. 7-7782 $850 33” high 17”