Fekete István
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Armchairs for the bourgeoisie

Traditional upholstery
Handover date

The long period of civilization in Hungary began in the reform era (the 1840s).

It was marked by economic growth and urbanisation, and society reorganised its bourgeois structures. A new mentality and a new way of thinking in spatial and structural terms emerged, which left its mark on everything. The bourgeois middle class, which developed alongside the aristocracy, was characterised by a bureaucratic stratum of public and private officials. The bourgeoisie thus formed sought elegance wherever it was possible, for instance in interior design. Salons with high ceilings, framed by tall and wide windows, dominated family homes with their inimitable atmosphere. Practical, modest, but elegant and sophisticated furniture welcomed the family when arriving home.

The two beautiful armchairs in the pictures are made of beech and walnut and have been completely refurbished at the request of our client. Before surface treatment and polishing, glueing was necessary to achieve a permanently stable structure. And after a completely new traditional upholstery, the seating surface was given a new, restrained and elegant look.

I regret that I don't have any photos showing the original condition, but I'm happy to show you the post-restoration photos.


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