These arm chairs are an excellent example of English Gothic Revival style. Gothic Revival drew inspiration from medieval style while contrasting the neoclassical style that was prevalent at the time. Pointed arched lancet windows and entries were very popular, inspiring furniture design. This set of late 19th century chairs was inspired by an almost identical single arm chair dated 1815-1830 at the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection in London. The lancet arch design seen on the back of chairs was most likely taken from a gothic window design. Not only is this design a piece of art, but it is unusual to have furniture constructed in wrought iron. It was usually used for railings and gates. After 1830 cast iron was typically used for garden furniture.
Set of six heavy wrought iron arm chairs, the back with lancet arch below a brass quatrefoil, a four lobed shape. The outer lancet arch frame sprouts an important and artistic c-scrolled arm that rests on the frame of the brass woven square seat. The outer back frame continues down turning into the circular straight back legs, connecting with the front legs with a curved h-stretcher.
Style: Gothic Revival
Place of Origin: London, England
Materidals: Iron and Brass
Dimensions: (22" square, 19"h at seat, 28.5"h at arm, 43.5"h overall height)
Condition: Excellent antique condition. Wear consistent with age.
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