One of a pair, this beautiful, Aesthetic Movement, ebonised, side chair, from around 1880, has been reupholstered in a magnificent, embroidered, grey-mauve fabric by Colefax & Fowler and hand-finished with Houlès, Paris trim. It would be a gorgeous addition to any bedroom or dressing-room.
Professionally restored in our workshop by our skilled craftspeople, the chair stands elegantly on turned legs and features refined detailing on the back.
Hours of work were taken to restore this piece. The seat has been re-webbed and has fresh hessian, horsehair (hand-secured with bridle ties), cotton felt and FR cotton calico. The wood has been cleaned and then traditionally waxed and buffed to a beautiful sheen.
Spanning from 1860 to 1900, the Aesthetic Movement rejoiced in the concept of ‘Art for Art’s Sake’. Proponents of Aestheticism rejected the ugliness of the Industrial Age and instead crafted pieces that concentrated on the beauty of an object above all else.
It was the writer and critic Walter Hamilton who first named the movement, on his publishing of ‘The Aesthetic Movement in England’ in 1882.
Colefax & Fowler has a history that extends over almost one hundred years. To this day, their timeless and refined designs continue to inspire interior designers, furniture restorers and the public; allowing each to create the most beautiful of indoor spaces.
Houlès designs and creates the finest of trimmings and fabrics. Still family-owned, the company was established in Paris, by father and son Félix and André Houlès, in 1928. Beginning with one store at 18 rue Saint-Nicolas, the company is now established in over 160 countries worldwide.
Presidential residences and castles, such as le Château de Versailles, often select Houlès’ passements for their restoration projects.
We are happy to schedule a virtual viewing for this piece, answering any questions you may have, should you be unable to view it in person. Please do call us to schedule an appointment.