A Set of Twenty Regency Dining Chairs
Each with a tablet top rail carved with anthemion on either side above a reeded horizontal splat and fluted uprights, on hessian covered seat, above turned and reeded tapering front legs. The overall design of this elegant set of dining chairs derives from designs for chairs in the Greek Revival style popularized by Thomas Hope in his Household Furniture and Decoration, published in 1807. This set of chairs was removed the Bath Assembly Rooms in Bath – a series of elegant reception rooms designed by Robert Wood in 1769 for public entertainment, such as card playing, taking tea, and dancing. During the Georgian and Regency period these rooms were the main hub of fashionable society, and Jane Austin often refereed to these rooms in her novels, such as Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The Assembly Rooms today are listed as a Grade I building by English Heritage and are owned by the National Trust.
Height: 86 cm
Seat Height: 45 cm
Width: 50.5 cm
Depth: 48 cm