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Antique Garden Chairs

CHAIRS, CLASSICAL IRON, FIVE, C. 1925
CHAIRS, CLASSICAL IRON, FIVE, C. 1925
Date: C. 1920
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Description: Set of five cast iron classical design garden chairs circa 1925, assembled set of three arm chairs and two side chairs, back splats decorated with a classical urn holding flowers and flanked by leafage swags, with iron rod seats, in recent black paint. Circa 1925 or earlier. This design is inspired by a garden chair design circa 1835 by Prusssian artist Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) for the Roman Baths in Potsdam Park; inspired by classical Roman examples which were discovered in the 18th century at Pompei and Herculaneum. The Boston company W. A. Snow Iron Works patented this design on Nov. 3, 1925 and illustrated it in their catalog. 30in. H. 19in. W. 18in. D.
FOUR ARMCHAIRS IN STAR AND DOLPHIN PATTERN, CAST ALUMINUM
FOUR ARMCHAIRS IN STAR AND DOLPHIN PATTERN, CAST ALUMINUM
Date: mid 20th century
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Description: Set of four cast aluminum garden chairs, with swag and star backs and dolphin arm terminals. These chairs are a very ample size providing very comfortable seating. Early twentieth century. Illustrated in the original Florentine Craftsmen Company,N.Y. catalog, the former New York company noted for superior workmanship and quality in garden furniture for over 90 years. Florentine Craftsmen Co. is now closed. These chairs are of nut and bolt construction, not welded as done today. 30 inches high, 21.5 inches wide, and 20 inches deep.
ASIAN SEDAN CHAIR, WICKER AND BAMBOO, ANTIQUE
ASIAN SEDAN CHAIR, WICKER AND BAMBOO, ANTIQUE
Date: Circa 1900
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Description: Unusual antique Asian wicker and bamboo sedan chair with wicker pillow headrest and side compartments. This is a chair designed to be carried by poles on each side by porters. See photo. Note that the iron brackets to hold the poles are mounted on each side, but poles are missing. Removable seat has custom Thai green silk cushion. Circa 1890- 1900. 42 inches high, 27 inches wide and 28 inches deep. This chair would be a charming focal point in a Asian or garden room setting.
FOLDING WROUGHT IRON CHAIRS, WOVEN STRAP SEATS, VINTAGE
$
250
FOLDING WROUGHT IRON CHAIRS, WOVEN STRAP SEATS, VINTAGE
Date: Circa 1940
Price: $250
Description: Pair of folding wrought iron garden chairs with woven strap iron seats of heavy weight. Professionally cleaned and repainted blue-green. Circa 1940. Easily folded for storage. 35 inches high, 14 1/2 inches wide and 17 inches deep.
PAIR STEEL WIRE CHAIRS, HIGH BACK, 19TH CENTURY
PAIR STEEL WIRE CHAIRS, HIGH BACK, 19TH CENTURY
Date: Mid to late 19th century
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Description: Pair high back steel woven wire work garden chairs, heavy weight with large oval seats bordered with a zig zag pattern apron, on shaped legs resting on curled feet. These elegant chairs make a graphic statement in any garden, garden room or porch setting. 41 1/2 inches high, 18 inches wide and 18 inches deep. Mid 19th century in America the machines were invented to extrude heavy steel wire which was first used for fencing and then elaborate garden pieces such as chairs, tables, plant stands, trellis etc. which were extremely popular into the 20th century for use indoors and out.
SPRING FORM CHAIRS, PAIR, VINTAGE FRANCOIS A. CARRE SPRING FORM DESIGN
SPRING FORM CHAIRS, PAIR, VINTAGE FRANCOIS A. CARRE SPRING FORM DESIGN
Date: Early 20th c.
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Description: Pair of vintage spring form or bent steel garden chairs,early 20th century, in a design of curved vertical steel strips after a French design patented by Francois A. Carre of Paris, France in 1866 and introduced in America in 1870. These chairs are illustrated and identical to the French garden chairs shown in an engraving published in 'INNOVATIVE FURNITURE IN AMERICA from 1800 to the present' by DAVID HANKS, page 63, from the catalog of the 'Societe Anonyme des Hauts-Fourneaux & Fonderies du Val d'Osne, Paris' c. 1870. This type of chair was very comfortabe with the flexable steel seats, and it continued to be popular in the 20th century particularly in the 1920's and was still manufactured in the 1940's.
VENETIAN GROTTO CHAIR, BROWN JORDON, 20TH C.
VENETIAN GROTTO CHAIR, BROWN JORDON, 20TH C.
Date: mid 20th century
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Description: Venetian Grotto chair,shell form, by Brown Jordon. Cast aluminum in original finish with impressed shell back, over upholstered slip seat and on cabriole legs. Heavy weight. Unusual and charming design. Mid 20th century. 37 inches high, 19 1/2 inches wide and 17 1/2 inches deep. $375. This chair design is based on a chair found in Pompei, Italy. It was latter called a grotto or Venetian chair in the 19th century and was made of painted pine wood and silvered in silver leaf. This Venetian chair design was a great favorite of the French artist Matisse and he painted it in many of his works. Unusual and charming. Makes a big statement! SALE $350.
WIRE ARM CHAIRS, PAIR, ANTIQUE
WIRE ARM CHAIRS, PAIR, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th century
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Description: Pair of antique wire work arm chairs, with rolled trim on back and arms centering a decorative openwork design, and resting on curled feet. These chairs have ample seats, are heavy weight and have been professionally cleaned and repainted black. Late 19th century. American. 35 inches high, 24 inches wide and 24 inches deep.
WIRE CHAIR, SINGLE, 19TH CENTURY
WIRE CHAIR, SINGLE, 19TH CENTURY
Date: Late 19th or early 20th c.
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Description: Antique steel wirework garden chair in fanciful design, heavy weight, painted black. This wirework furniture was very popular in the late 19th century and early 20th century and was used both in the garden and in the home. 35 inches high, 24 1/2 inches wide.
WIRE CHAIR, SINGLE, 19TH CENTURY
WIRE CHAIR, SINGLE, 19TH CENTURY
Date: Late 19th or early 20th c.
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Description: Fanciful steel wirework garden chair, heavy weight, painted black, late 19th or early 20th century. 34 inches high, 17 inches wide. $475.
WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, ANTIQUE, SINGLE
$
295
WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, ANTIQUE, SINGLE
Date: late 19th century
Price: $295
Description: Single wire work garden chair with high back, scalloped apron on sides and decorated with centered medallions on bottom apron. Late 19th century. 35 inches high, 17 1/2 inches wide. $295. By the mid-nineteenth century, furniture makers took advantage of technological advance in the manufacture of metal and began using reinforced steel wire first to make fencing and then to make chairs and benches that could withstand all climate conditions and were thus ideal for outdoor use. And because they were portable they were widely used from lawns to porches to interiors. Catalogs of ironwork manufacturers from the second half of the 19th century featured elaborate wire chairs, plant stands, etc in their general line of garden furniture.
WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, SINGLE, ANTIQUE
$
295
WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, SINGLE, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th century
Price: $295
Description: Single wire work garden chair with high back, shaped stretchers and curled feet. Late 19th century. 35 1/2 inches high 16 1/2 inches wide and 17 inches deep. $295. By the 19th century, furniture makers took advantage of technological advances in the manufacture of metal and began using reinforced steel wire first to make fencing and then to make elaborate and fancy chairs, benches, plant stands etc. that could withstand all climate conditions and were thus ideal for outdoor use. And because they were portable they were widely used from lawns to porches to interiors. Catalogs of ironwork manufacturers from the second half of the 19th century features all sorts of elaborate wire designs for plant stands, settees, bird cages and even cradles, all made of steel wire for interior and outdoor use.

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