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Neo-Gothic Wingback Chair

Original price $700.00 - Original price $700.00
Original price
$700.00
$700.00 - $700.00
Current price $700.00
SKU 2006

52 x 25 x 25

This mid-19th-century wingback chair draws inspiration from Gothic Revival furniture. The Gothic Revival began in the late 1740s in England and continued to be popular throughout the 19th century, providing Victorians a welcome alternative to the Neoclassic style. Gothic pieces allowed for artistic expression, such as the undulating armrests that feature carved foliage on the current furniture piece. Typical of the Neo-Gothic period, this chair is made of thick and heavy dark wood. The supporting joints that connect the structure are visible at the base. A beautifully carved wood frame adorns the top of the seat; it reaches skyward, well above the sitter’s head. The face of a satyr presides over the chair from this elevated vantage point. The presence of the satyr lends the chair a distinctive Gothic look – satyrs were popular motifs during the Gothic Revival – and commanding presence. This striking chair has been professionally re-upholstered. A high-quality furniture piece, it is assured to stand the test of time and attract attention in any home.