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A very elegant and unusually large pair of antique Swedish 19thC Gustavian style Klismos chairs recently upholstered in hand-stitched antique linen. This design was developed by the Greeks in the 5th century BC. The Klismos chair has four curving splayed legs and a curved back rail with a narrow concave backrest. Graceful lines, wonderful proportions, and extremely comfortable.
Louis Masreliez designed the so-called Sullastool for Gustav III's pavilion at Haga around 1790. Since the late 1780s, the Gustavian interior and furniture style had transformed into a stricter antique design with the ambition to more stylishly mimic antique furniture. The original model was the Greek antique chair, the so-called Klismos chair, with a strong curved back and bent legs, depicted on Greek vases and sculpture reliefs. The Romans continued to manufacture the chair and Louis Masreliez was able to study sculptures and reliefs in Rome with statesmen sitting in Klismos chairs
Wear consistent with age and use and in fabulous condition. Paint retouched. Circa 1850
H x 83 cm W x 72 cm D x 59 cm
Seat depth 47 cm Seat Height 45 cm
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