A Regency Period Lacquered Faux Bamboo Armchair c.1820-25

Origin: English
Period: Regency
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1820-25
Width: 19”
Height: 33” or 17.5” at seat
Depth: 17.5” (all at extremities)

The very attractive and decorative Regency faux bamboo armchair, having turned supports and scrolling arms, the splat and frieze with carvetto balls, to tapering legs to splayed ends, the whole with an unmeddled with finish to her lacquer and surviving from the first quarter of nineteenth century England.

The chair is in good original condition and we have only simply given her a light wax to protect the paintwork which is beautifully worn in the right areas. There are no losses or worm. The seat requires re-upholstery as photographed.

The influences on Regency design and taste were legion; from Sheraton’s neoclassicism, Henry Holland’s Anglo-French taste, the Greek revival of Thomas Hope, and the Chinoiserie favoured by the Prince Regent, to an interest in the Gothic, Old English and rustic. The Regency attitude to interior decoration often involved treating each room as a unit with individual furnishings and wall decorations in harmony of theme or colour scheme.

A beautiful honest carcass with a finish to die for and she is ready to be given an appropriate flash of upholstery and a very, very good home.