Single Empire armchair 1810,sold

Nr. 2481 | 2200,-- Euro

1810 from a Frankfurt group
Single Empire armchair
Frankfurt um 1810
Armlehnstuhl,Kirschbaum , Empire
Empire Armlehnstuhl
Werkstatt J.V.Raab, Frankfurt
eingelegt in der Rückenlehne
Zarte Intarsien figürlich
Kirschbaumholz
Intarsien Rückenlehne Armlehnstuhl
Ausgestellte Beine
Rückansicht Empirearmlehnstuhl
Schon Goethe wusste um den Komfort eines Armlehnstuhles wie dieser aus Frankfurt um 1810.
Armlehnstuhl Frankfurt Empire

Single Empire armchair

Frankfurt around 1810.

Solid cherry wood and veneered with delicate inlays.

Trapezoidal seat on high tapered legs. Decorated backrest with figural inlays and flowers and tendrils.

Padded armrests.

Height: 89.5cm | Seat height: 45 W: 61 cm | D: 52cm

No. 2481

Single Empire armchair around 1810 from a Frankfurt group

This armchair is in authentic original condition with no additions in patina.

At that time, Frankfurt had two workshops that could be used for this work.

We attribute this armchair and the other associated furniture to the workshop of Johann Valentin Raab.

Unfortunately, hardly any documents on the master plans of the carpenters’ guild have been preserved in the archives in Frankfurt.

We therefore refer to the specialist literature available to us.

During the Empire period, which is commonly associated with the early 19th century, cherry wood was a popular choice for furniture and interior design. Cherry wood, with its rich, reddish-brown hue, was highly valued for its warmth and timeless aesthetic appeal.

Aspects of cherry wood in Empire times


Cherry wood was a preferred choice for crafting furniture during the Empire period. It was used to create elegant and substantial pieces characterized by their clean lines and classical designs. The wood’s natural color, which deepens over time, contributed to the enduring beauty of Empire-style furniture

Cherry wood was prized for its durability and resistance to warping and splitting, which made it an excellent choice for creating long-lasting pieces. This durability has contributed to the survival of many Empire-style cherry wood antiques to this day.

Empire-style furniture was heavily influenced by classical Greco-Roman aesthetics. Cherry wood was a suitable choice for these designs, as it complemented the overall grandeur and symmetry of the period’s interiors. Gilded accents and ornate motifs often paired well with the wood’s warm tones.

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