20TH CENTURY HENKEL HARRIS VIRGINIA GALLERIES SET OF 6 QUEEN ANNE STYLE WALNUT DINING CHAIRS WITH FLORAL NEEDLEPOINT SEATS
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With our highest compliments we're proud to offer for sale this exceptional set of 6 Virginia Galleries walnut Queen Anne style dining chairs by Henkel Harris. Henkel Harris continues to produce some of the finest home furnishings with exquisite attention to detail of timeless antique designs. The partnership began in 1940's between the Henkel family and John Harris. The unlikely trio was rather inexperienced in cabinet making but spent countless hours studying antiques they coveted so highly. They paid particular mind to the way these timeless treasures were crafted and finished and sought out to recreate the quality of Americas golden age of cabinetry. The name has become synonymous with quality and tradition. Henkel Harris furniture cost an exorbitant amount new from the showroom. From a lovely Brookline, MA estate this set is in excellent condition long cherished by the family and available for a fraction of it's original price.
This great set is crafted from American Black Walnut a favorite among cabinet makers from the 17th century to today. Every day we see the price of native lumbers skyrocketing. The demand for beer / whiskey barrels has made American White oak nearly triple in price. Black walnut has always commanded a steep price. When a Black Walnut tree reaches full maturity it can grow over 100 feet with a 3-4 foot diameter and be sold for upwards of 20k. The wood is highly coveted for cabinet making, instrument making, gun stocks, and other goods. This set has a very attractive vasiform splat with a shaped crest. Our photo series came out a little dark but the truest color can be seen on the single and double chair photos. The finish is exceptionally clean and is a nice warm classic walnut brown. The chairs are branded with the Henkel Harris Virginia Galleries logo underneath the molded seat box. The scalloped apron draws your eye to the magnificent needle point seats on this set. The needlepoint shows a pink flower amid a cream colored field with additional earthen theme decoration. The seat box is further decorated with a charming braided trim featuring the major colors present in the seat. If you've been looking for a great set of 6 these are absolutely the ones to own. The arm chairs are 23 1/2" wide x 20" deep x 38 1/2" tall. The side chairs measure 20 1/2" wide x 20" deep x 38 1/2" tall.