An exceptional quality, antique, Moorish-style ‘Throne’ chair, c. 1890, by Liberty & Co., of London. The arms feature, circular, faceted mother of pearl details.
The chair has been expertly restored, by our skilled craftspeople, using time-honoured techniques.
The original sprung cushion has been re-padded and re-covered in a jewel-like fabric by Backhausen, Austria. Threads of ‘gold’ are spun alongside sapphire, duck-egg and turquoise blues, in a Moorish design. The restored cushion is horsehair with fresh cottonfelt, all housed in a fine FR cambric and FR cotton calico ‘case’.
Liberty’s, as it is fondly known, was set up by Arthur Lasenby Liberty in 1875. His dream was to metaphorically dock a ship, laden with luxuries from around the world, in the city streets.
Oscar Wilde described Liberty’s as “the chosen resort of the artistic shopper”.
Ever since its foundation in 1849, Backhausen prides itself in the production of high-end textiles.
Craftsmanship, heritage, individuality and sustainability form the foundation of the brand.
Throughout its 170 years, the name Backhausen is synonymous with exciting collaborations ranging from avantgarde turn of the century artists to prize-winning fashion designers exhibiting their textiles at fashion shows.
All of Backhausen’s fabrics are produced in the Austrian ‘Waldviertel’ with a sheer focus on premium quality, aesthetics and natural fibre usage, coupled with innovative designs from the company’s one of a kind archive.
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