A delightful pair of English Regency period mahogany Hall Chairs, having elegant pierced scrolling backs of most unusual design above well figured seats raised on finely turned legs.
The original purpose of hall chairs were to be used in the hallway of a house and their function was for the guests to take a seat on arrival whilst waiting for the owner to come and greet them.
Hence the wooden seats, with the theory that more often than not people would come in from outside with wet and dirty clothes, meaning any kind of fabric finish would need recovering with far too much regularity.
Hall chairs come in many different shapes, sizes and qualities, from the mid-18th century right through to the early 20th century but have often obtained significant damage through the years due to their more often than not delicate design and of course the fact they were used with great regularity by a great number of people who didn't actually own them.
These however are in excellent condition and are an example from the Regency period of most unusual design.
They retain a warm colour and patina and they are very much fit for their original purpose and more.
The design is most decorative and elegant and would certainly add to any room which they are placed in.
Height - 36in
Width - 18.5in
Depth - 20in