Regency Trafalgar Chair

Regency Trafalgar Chair


c.1800 - 1815, England

With rope twist top rails and out swept sabre legs to the front and back. The drop-in seats have been newly reupholstered in dove grey brocade With unusual rope twist back rails and Klismos style legs

Mahogany In quite extraordinary good original condition including all the surfaces and polish.

Regency “Trafalgar” chair with rope back, sabre legs and drop-in seat. (drop-in seats sit on pegs rising from centre of front and back rails)

H 89cm x W 47cm x D 47cm

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This curved-back chair celebrated the life and death of Admiral Nelson.
Nelson’s navel victories resulted in the inclusions of many naval emblems in furniture design after 1803, and in chairs, is apparent in back supports carved as twisted rope. “Trafalgar’s” only refer to those with rope designs. This very elegant chair was inspired by the Ancient Greek KLISMOS chairs with their distinct sabre legs. 

This elegant piece retains its historical grace and charm. Tall and slender, Regency chairs literally stand higher above the rest. The use of mahogany wood with scroll decorations helps create a style that is sure to fit in any room, making it a valuable and attractive stand alone home furnishing piece. Mahogany was the preferred choice of wood for furniture during this period. As such, the items made tended to have a dark appearance and heavy feel which also has made them more resistant to damage and ageing.

Fact: England’s Regency Era occurred from 1795 to around 1837, and was named after the Regency of King George III. The chairs of this era are perhaps some of the most splendid looking in history. Chairs of this era are also known as rail back, Regency, Trafalgar and spade back chairs. A chair in which a straight or slightly curved top rail extends horizontally between or across the rear uprights. The design is attributed to Sheraton.

Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use. Sold As Is.