Fine Regency Period Giltwood Recamier Antique Settee c. 1810-30(1,164 views)
VERY FINE CONTINENTAL REGENCY GILDED RECAMIER OR CHAISE-LOUNGE
Probably English c. 1810-30
Item # 1404IJG06-W
This is a remarkable and very fine Regency recamier of unusually robust form and quality. The strong Greco-Roman influence is evident in the bold curls and classical shaping. The left side raises sharply in a sleigh-form, the arm cresting outward in a nearly perfect cyma form. The back panel has a soft flow to it, the shape almost an exact elongation of the shape of the left arm, again in a perfect cyma that curls inward in a tight swirl. It was crafted such that the client could choose which side was outward facing, the back panel removable with a thick screw, lifting from a pair of deep tenons and a single dowel to change the orientation of the sofa. This ability was adjusted at some point, where a talented craftsman filled the tenons along the front edge, at which point it was regilded. The right arm is low and gives the profile a sense of completion, the tight swirl of intricate carving and execution, the boldness of it lending a certain power to the form. The whole rests over short sabre legs of a distinct Grecian form, each terminating in original brass casters. The underside is very simple, the very thick beech secondaries of the frame locked in position with a fore-aft brace dovetailed into the frame and presumably added corner blocks. A rare and delightful form, it was crafted by an artisan intimately familiar with classical lines, the result being an incredibly striking and atypical form. It is incredibly strong and a very heavy build. For anyone with a Classical or Empire bend to their decor and architecture, this unusually fine piece will be an incredible compliment.
Regilded at some point, though the surface still has extensive chipping to the gilt and gesso throughout. Some joint separations, more notable on the left side, but the piece remains very sturdy and strong. It is a very heavy piece and was built to last. Back left leg tenon shifts a bit, as shown in the slideshow - we can reglue this for you upon request. Inner edge of front rail reinforced with a strip screwed to the existing frame. Corner blocks are probably added. Back panel originally was designed to be interchangeable from the front to the back; however, prior to the regilding a craftsman filled the tenons at the front, making the back panel only usable at the back. These tenons could be re-opened by a competent carpenter if you plan to display it the other way. Upholstery old with light discoloration/dirtiness throughout. Fabric has not been removed to examine structure.
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Dimensions: 79" long x 27" deep x 34" high to upper arm; 16 1/2" high to top of cushion; seating area is 26" deep x 62 1/2" long
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