A pair of English oak hall chairs with carved shield-shaped backs from the late 19th century. Each of this pair of English hall side chairs features an exquisite back, skillfully carved with acanthus leaves surrounding a central cartouche while the crest is topped with a delicate rosette. In comparison, the seat is quite simple, only adorned with a discreet incision on the surround, allowing the viewer to focus perfectly on the backs. Each chair is raised on four legs, two of which are beautifully turned in the front while the back ones are saber, in a manner reminiscent of the Empire. With their exquisite carving and warm patina, this pair of English oak hall chairs circa 1890 will accentuate any room beautifully, perhaps placed in a foyer, living room or used as office chairs.
H 37 in. x W 17 in. x D 14.75 in.
H 93.98 cm x W 43.18 cm x D 37.47 cm