• Item: Pair of Art Deco dining chairs
• Circa: 1935
• Provenance: England UK
• In the manner of Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd.
• Wood: Figured satinwood
• “Cloud Shape” backs
• Stunning matched figured satinwood veneers
• Newly upholstered
• Champagne pale cream full grain real leather upholstery
• Splayed legs
• Solid in joint
• Stunning colour & grain patination
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This is a stunning pair of Art Deco dining chairs, constructed with figured satinwood in a cloud shape design, which have been newly upholstered, in the manner of Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd., circa 1935, in excellent condition. The pair of Art Deco dining chairs tub chairs boast a classic “cloud shape” top rail, with a curved back. The back of chairs is decorated with stunning mirror matched figured satinwood veneers. The backs and seats of the chairs have been newly upholstered in top quality full grain champagne cream real leather hide, finished with traditional twin piping and hessian backing to the underside. The seats are firm, so you do not sink into them, but at the same time extremely comfortable. The curved backs provide plenty of support. The pair of Art Deco dining chairs sit on their original splayed legs, finished off with fine chamfered detail to the front legs. The walnut dining chairs are well-made, solid in joint and ready to use.
The pair of Art Deco dining chairs boast a rich golden walnut colour, having been French polished by hand in our workshop to a professional standard; along with the years of care and cleaning they have received.
These pair of Art Deco dining chairs are an excellent investment and would look superb in either a contemporary or traditional setting; and would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely set of Art Deco dining chairs.
Provenance – H & L Epstein Ltd.:
Originally founded in the 1890s by Morris Epstein, the Epstein Company would become one of the most recognisable and high-quality producers of Art Deco furniture from the 1930s to the 1950s. The Epstein family were amongst a number of Jewish immigrants from the Baltic States and the Balkans, who then established a cabinet-making community in London’s East End, particularly in the Shoreditch area. Initially, they traded out of furniture outlets in the area, such as Weinbau, Caplan & Percy Young. All of Morris’ six sons carried on in the furniture-making profession, and in 1929, two of his sons – Harry and Lou – established H & L Epstein Furniture Designers and Manufacturers and by the 1930s the company totalled 15 men, with Harry as designer and Lou as cabinetmaker. Harry and Lou, as well as their brothers David, Michael and Sidney, would go on to establish their own shops and showrooms in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.
Epstein’s furniture was influenced by customers whose tastes echoed the avant-garde styles such as those seen at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts which occurred in Paris in 1925. In particular, they were well-known for cloud-shape designs, featured on lounge and dining suites, and boat-based designs featured on tables and cabinets. They also took a significant amount of commissions, producing furniture to customer specifications, using materials such as burr maple, sycamore and walnut veneer, all of which was hand made using traditional cabinetmaking skills.
Earlier furniture, before 1940, while not stamped, can still be recognised due to its style, materials used, and quality of construction. From the 1950s, Epstein furniture started being constructed with ivorine labels, either stamped ‘H & L Epstein Ltd’ or ‘Epstein & Goldman’. Epstein furniture was widely considered as being of very high quality, and consequently their pieces are very sought-after today.
This is a stunning set of pair of Art Deco dining chairs, constructed with figured walnut in a cloud shape design, which have been newly upholstered, in the manner of Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd., circa 1935, in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the top and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chairs frames have been glued to ensure they are solid in joint, and French polished by hand to a professional standard. Therefore, the suite boasts a stunning colour and patination. The chairs have been newly upholstered in top quality full grain champagne cream real leather; therefore, the upholstery is clean and free from any marks or damage. This Art Deco dining set is solid in joint and ready to be used.
External Height = 91cm / 35⅞” / 2ft 11⅞”
External Width (Seat) = 56.5cm / 22¼” / 1ft 10¼”
External Depth = 52cm / 20½” / 1ft 8½”
Seat Height (Centre) = 53cm / 20⅞” / 1ft 8⅞”
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