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A high-back Arts & Crafts oak side chair in Venetian embroidered silk

£195.00

An Arts & Crafts side chair made from dark stained oak, circa 1900, with turned legs and slat back, completely restored and reupholstered in a rich green Venetian embroidered silk.

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Description

An Arts & Crafts side chair (c.1900) made from a richly-stained, dark oak.

Featuring a slatted back and turned legs, the chair has been completely restored and re-covered by our master craftspeople.

The fixed seat is re-upholstered in the finest, embroidered Venetian silk from Luigi Bevilacqua and hand-finished with individual studs by Houlès, Paris.

The Bevilacqua family has textile production roots dating back to 1499.  Looms and machines, which had once been used by the Silk Guild of The Republic of Venice, were acquired by Luigi Bevilacqua in 1875, when he set up his own company.

Still family-run, Alberto and Rodolfo Bevilacqua continue to provide their expert and solid knowledge of weaving techniques; this ensures that the renowned, high-quality of the fabrics is maintained.

Bevilacqua has collaborated with fashion houses and their fabrics have been used as part of the restoration process in prestigious palaces and various important churches.

Houlès designs and creates the finest of trimmings and fabrics. This family owned company was formed in Paris, by father and son Félix and André Houlès, in 1928. The company, which began with one store at 18 rue Saint-Nicolas, is now established in over 160 countries.

Presidential residences and castles, such as le Château de Versailles, often select Houlès’ passements for their restoration projects.

The Arts & Crafts movement, initiated by William Morris and championed by fellow designers, marked a revolt against mass-production during the late Victorian period. This ‘society’ or artists, designers and architects, heralded a return to hand-crafted, well-constructed pieces, with the beauty and importance of natural materials at their heart.

Additional information

Dimensions 47 × 49 × 114 cm