Set of Six Biedermeier Chairs, Cherry, Gold-Plate, South Germany circa 1820
A wonderful set of six Biedermeier chairs from Southern Germany. The dining chairs date back to 1820.
This unique set of chairs showcase carved golden faces on the sides of the backrests. From the front, you see the profile of a gold plated face. But from the back, you only see the silhouette of the face made from the solid cherry wood plate. The bottom of the crossbar features a gold-plated decoration which has also been carved out of the wood.
The six chairs are made of cherry solid wood and have been elaborately hand-polished with shellac (French Polish).
The upholstery is new. The fabric is a plain, precious black felt with a double keder.
Very extraordinary museum-like pieces, but probably not suited for extended everyday dining sessions due to fine construction and some old repairs in the construction.