Posted on Thu Mar 29 2018
CONTINENTAL REGENCY PERIOD GILTWOOD RECAMIER Probably English c. 1820 Item # 1404IJG06-W We have many additional images of this piece available on our primary website - contact us for a link. A form of unusually robust curvatures, 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 perfect cyma curve. The back panel has a soft flow to it, the shape almost an exact elongation of the shape of the left arm, again curling inward in a tight swirl. It was crafted such that the sitter 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. The right arm is low and gives the profile a sense of completion, the tight swirl boldly turned and lending a certain power to the form. The frame rests over Grecian sabre legs, each terminating in brilliant brass casters. The underside is exposed, the very thick beech secondaries of the frame locked together with a fore-aft brace dovetailed into the frame. A rare and delightful recamier, it was crafted by an artisan intimately familiar with classical lines. For passionate collectors and connoisseurs of Classical furnishings, this is a most fine Regency recamier. Measurements: 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 Condition Report: Old but not original gilding, the surface heavily chipped and worn. Typical joint separations, though the chaise remains sturdy. Some patching to inner edge of rails from underside, later corner blocks. Through-tenons filled along front rail (for the switching of the rear panel from front to back). Upholstery old and should be changed: light discoloration/dirtiness throughout. Fabric has not been removed to examine unseen structure. ABOUT SILLA, LTD. Fine Antiques | Art | Sculpture Silla, ltd. is a family business situated deep in the Cumberland Valley in the historic downtown of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Our 9000 square foot gallery in the middle of downtown Shippensburg houses a large collection of authentic and carefully curated objects. RETURNS Your satisfaction and confidence is of utmost importance to us, which is why we guarantee the item you purchase will be exactly as described in the photographs, text and condition report. If the item is significantly different than described, contact us to return it within 48 hours of delivery and we will cover the cost of shipping in both directions. 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