A style introduced during the Classical Revival, based on the design of the ancient Greek klismos. The distinguishing features are the sabre leg and the rounded spade back usually extending beyond the back uprights.
A set of 4 late Regency spade back mahogany dining chairs, circa 1820, omprising 2 carver chairs and 2 standards. Provenance: The Ian and Victoria Kraitzer Collection South Australia, previously the property of John Langdon Bonython of South Australia
A set of four William IV mahogany dining chairs, circa 1830s, the waisted balloon back chairs with dipped crests, Regency scroll and sheaf embellished mid rails, stuffover seats, channelled seating rails and raised on slender turned baluster legs with toup
Set of four Regency mahogany side chairs, with arched cresting rails, navy blue upholstery, on sabre legs (4), height 87 cm width 51 cm depth 42 cm. Provenance: purchased from Sothebys, Melbourne, c. 1990
A set of four Regency simulated rosewood dining chairs, each with a cresting rail with brass inlaid anthemion decoration flanked by carved stylised acanthus carving below a pierced splat and cane seat on sabre legs.
A set of four Regency simulated rosewood dining chairs, each with a cresting rail with brass inlaid anthemion decoration flanked by carved stylised acanthus carving below a pierced splat and cane seat on sabre legs
A set of ten flame mahogany dining chairs six Regency and four later each having a scroll carved flame mahogany crest rail and horizontal splat above a drop in seat and reeded rails sabre legs the later with paper Rojo maker's label.
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