Gothic Revival Hall Chairs 19th Century Circa 1850
English Gothic Revival ecclesiastical solid pine hall or side chairs date to the mid 19th century, circa 1850. The raked backrests with deep rounded seats offering a very stable and solid perch for good posture and support , fitted with later added golden velvet tufted cushions, the shaped frames synonymous with the gothic style, each with bulbous arched legs standing upon shaped block feet, these are classical hall seats with ecclesiastical and gothic overtones of quality craftsmanship and construction, these chairs will grace any hall or living room with their quiet understated individuality, reserve now
Gothic Revival Style
The Gothic Revival movement (also called Victorian Gothic or Neo-Gothic) emerged in Britain in the 1740s, and reached its height in the late-19th century. The style is characterised by such decorative flourishes as pointed arches, floral details, finials, heraldic motifs and linenfold carving. The movement was rooted in religious and social conservatism. Its proponents, who included Charles Barry and A.W.N. Pugin, the architects of London’s Houses of Parliament believed that the art and architecture of the Middle Ages were authentically spiritual and inherently moral.
In the United States, the Gothic Revival movement shaped both public buildings and private houses. Numerous American schools were built in the early-19th century in a style now called Collegiate Gothic. Many builders and craftsmen were inspired by Andrew Jackson Downing’s widely read 1850 book Architecture for Country Houses, which posited that a family’s home should exemplify their values — and that the Gothic Revival style was particularly well-suited to scholars and clergymen. Furniture with detailing that mirrored that of Gothic Revival buildings appeared in the same period.
The chairs are offered in good condition with only minor age related wear, the chairs are all solid to the joint and the seat covers are in excellent condition, the set.
Height: 25” / 64cm
Width: 25” / 64cm
Depth: 25” / 64cm
Floor to seat: 17”/ 44cm
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