An absolutely exceptional pair of very rare Regency Chippendale rosewood show/side chairs by renowned cabinet makers William Bertram & Sons Dean St Soho. As featured in the Paris exhibition 1878 confirming superior quality. Beautiful crisply carved back splats synonymous with Chippendale, swept carved front legs, swept rear legs, carved detailing to lower apron, deep mellow graining and patina to rosewood timbers. Simply stunning chairs.
Bertram & Sons furniture rarely comes up to the market. Bonhams & Christie’s have had a scattering of pieces achieve healthy sale prices way over guide/estimate. William Bertram works are rare and held in high esteem by collectors. This stunning pair of chairs are the finest quality and have the sought after (for collectors and provenance ) makers stamps to the undersides. These belong in a high end Country House residence to match their exceptional quality.
William Bertram & Sons also featured at the Crystal Palace exhibition (April 1882) and featured at the 1884 Exhibition of Furniture,Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London and were renowned for their Chippendale & Sheraton style furniture. The Furniture Gazette, 1 May 1888, recorded Bertram & Son supplying the Strand District board room.
Price per chair.
Upholstered in fine English Titley & Marr fabric (recovered approximately 2 years ago), ready for reupholstering or to be used with current fabric which will require braided borders to lower chair apron.
84cm full height x 44cm full width x 42cm full depth x 46cm Seat height x 44cm full seat width.
As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.