Free Shipping. Sold as set of 2 chairs. The classic shield back form is enhanced with shell, scroll and leaf carvings. The back frame and decorative wood back splat are curved to fit the body. Applied leaf carvings and fancy face veneers adorn both the front and back side of this chair. The seats are shaped and tailored for comfort and grace. The consistent decorative motifs allow this chair to work well with either dining table. The finish is a rich and warm pomegranate shade that has both depth and clarity which allows the natural beauty of the wood graining to shine through. Burnished edges, hand rubbed fronts and machine rubbed tops provide a satiny glow that enriches the Old World feel of this collection.
The back form is enhanced with shell, scroll and leaf carvings.
The traditional design of Old World is inspired primarily by classic European styles of antiquity. Clearly influenced by the later Renaissance period, which featured enrichment of ornament and outline, Old World reflects the elaborate details of the French and English translation of this significant architectural movement. As Roman design standards like columns and pilasters were applied to furniture, a full complement of bases, cornices and pediments emerged, transforming cabinets, dressers and other case pieces into scaled-down architectural compositions.
Cathedral cherry and exotic avodire veneers are complemented by fine herringbone inlay, with burnished edges and hand rubbed fronts giving a satiny glow to the rich pomegranate finish of Old World. Classic details of sculptural acanthus leaf carvings, a rhythmic lamb's tongue motif and baroque styled custom hardware add to the architectural splendor of this beautifully crafted.