An exceptional C19th pair of Black Forest open armchairs; a rare near pair of finely carved Linden wood chairs of a naturalistic design. The pierced carved crest of interwoven branches with acorns and oak leaves above the oval, padded, upholstered back surrounded with trailing oak leaves. The back frame of realistic branch work with knots and gnarls leading to the similarly carved outswept arms and shaped arm supports on the padded upholstered seat with a serpentine front, having a shaped apron of oak leaves and acorns raised on shaped branch legs, terminating in original brass castors with unusual horn wheels. Excellent colour and patination. Although they are a near pair, there are very little differences, one chair being slightly larger. Can be upholstered to clients specification.
Swiss circa 1870
Dimensions (ins) 47 high x 25 & 26 deep x 26 & 27.5 wide; seat height approx 15.5