A superb set of 6 giltwood dining chairs from the late 18th century. Reputed to have come from Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, via a Sotheby's sale in the second half of the 20th century, the chairs are in wonderful condition. The frames are carved in the Classical style with vine leaves, grapes, flowers, and friezes, all finished with gesso, gilding and paint. Even the back legs are carved and gilded, a sign of the finest quality. The sprung seats and backs are upholstered, and provide very comfortable seating. Despite their age, they are sturdy and firm, and have obviously had a very good life. Circa 1790
he early 19th century eminent surgeon and anatomist Sir Astley Cooper, doctor to the Royal Family, designed a chair to correct and strengthen the spine of one of the Royal children. These "Correction Chairs" became popular amongst the fashionable classes. This rare pair is made of beech wood and ebonised. The backs have a lyre shaped motif, the centre picked out with gold paint. The caned seats are in perfect condition. One chair has metal strengthening the turned uprights where they meet the seat. Decorative and elegant, they make wonderful accent pieces. Circa 1840
A very good pair of 17th century chairs. The oak has aged beautifully, and has contributed to their fine original condition. Pegged throughout, with a warm natural colour, it is wonderful that they have been together for over 300 years. Circa 1690
An early 19th century curved back Box Settle. Finely made, it has a high back, a side cupboard with a panelled door, and concealed storage space under the seat. A wonderful statement piece of antique furniture, it is entirely of honey toned pine, with lovely wear and a waxed surface. It is in original condition. Circa 1820
Early 18th century panelled back Oak Wainscot Armchair of substantial proportions. The high back has a boldly shaped top rail. Pegged construction throughout keeps this heavy antique chair in firm sturdy condition. An interesting under seat strengthening, with a wooden lath and metal bracket, appears original. The feet have been built up to the lower rails, otherwise the condition is original, with an excellent waxed patina. Circa 1720
This 18th century open Corner Armchair celebrates the glow of walnut. With Hepplewhite shaped and pierced splats, and an upholstered drop in seat, it is a smart country chair. The 3-piece bowed back gives it the comfort of the well known Captain/Smokers bow chairs of the 18th/19th centuries. In lovely condition, the colour and surface of this antique walnut chair is most attractive. Circa 1780.
A pretty pair of 19th century French trestle end benches. Made from cherrywood, they are smooth, with a great waxed surface. The trestle ends are shaped. Well constructed, the benches are sturdy and glow with the honey tones of antique cherrywood. Circa 1880
Early 20th Century Royal Doulton Vase. This piece is beautifully painted, decorated and glazed for an attractive finish. With the original Royal Doulton markings on the base of the vase, this piece dates back to 1922-1956.
A late 19th century open armchair, upholstered back and seat. The fine and decoratively carved mahogany frame, with cabriole legs, is painted black. The upholstery is woven to look like tapestry, and is finished with close brass studding. Probably of Continental origin, the chair is in "as found" condition. The frame is firm and strong. The painted surface is chipped and worn with age. The upholstery is frayed on the seat and arm pads. This antique armchair has beautiful form and proportions. Circa 1880
Original stool from Queen Elizabeth's Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953. It is made of limed oak and sits on square chamfered legs. The underside is branded 'ER Coronation'. Makers name 'Glenister Wycombe'. It is upholstered with its original red velvet fabric with red embroidered edging. Very good condition commensurate with age and use.Approximate Measurements: Height : 19" (48cm)Width : 18" (46cm)Depth : 12" (32cm)
An ash and elm Windsor Chair from the Thames Valley. This high hooped back chair with crook arm support has a wheel back motif in the centre splat and a H-stretcher to the turned legs for support. circa 1820
A large 19thc Armed Chair in the 'Chippendale Style'. This chair was made in the late 19th century when there was a Chippendale revival period. It has a decorative pierced splat to the back, a carved cresting rail and typical shaping to the arms for this period. The drop in seat has gadrooned edging to the frame, the legs are cabriole with a ball and claw foot.
Mid 19th century mahogany and leather upholstered Gillow & Co Desk Chair. It has a bold shape, with fine carved cabriole front legs raised on casters. The 2 back legs are stamped "Gillow & Co" The black leather upholstery is beautifully stitched, and incorporates a lumbar pad for comfort. The back has a recessed hand hold at the top. This chair is well designed and executed. The leather is cracking on the seat, but it still has plenty of life left, and lots of character. Circa 1840
A late 17th century "joined backstool" with all the spirit of the oak period. Substantial in weight, it glows with a superb colour and surface, the top rail and edges softened by age. The panelled back and shaped rails are simple and beautiful. Small restorations, such as a patch in the seat, built up back leg, and a patch repair in the left upright post where it joins the seat, are simply part of the history of this antique chair. Circa 1690
Mid 17th century Oak Wainscot Chair. A beautifully carved frieze and top rail to the back, which is panelled and carved with a flower and leaf motif. The front feet and 2 of the lower rails have been repaired/replaced. The chair, of slightly smaller than usual proportions, has a great surface and colour, shining with the solidity of fine antique English oak. Circa 1660
Regency style open armchair by the London furniture makers, Hamptons & Sons. The ebonised frame has a strong design, with a scroll back top bar and oval caned back. The caning, in a radiating pattern, is beautifully executed and original. Carved arm supports flow into subtly tapered ring-turned front legs. Original painted surface decoration throughout the chair is generally worn, except for the front of the seat and some gilded line detail. The drop-in seat is upholstered in a worn velvet. A makers plaque reads:" Hamptons, Pall Mall East, SW1". Circa 1880.
Late 17th century Charles ? caned armchair. This style of furniture, lighter and more decorative than the oak regional tradition of that time, was introduced to the British Isles with the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. This example in walnut is typical of the style. The caned back has a pierced and carved frame flanked by barley twist supports. A cresting rail and the front stretcher are profusely carved, and other rails have barley twist turnings. The caning, not the original, is in perfect condition. Circa 1680
Late 19th century folding steamer deck chair. The good quality mahogany frame, with scrolled arms, has a strong and stylish design. The sloping back and seat, shaped to give comfortable rest, retain their original caning in fine condition. With a lovely golden colour, this steamer chair speaks of summer elegance. It is in exceptional condition for its age, the only damage being a piece of missing wood at the top back of the head rail. Circa 1890
Victorian revolving adjustable artist/work stool. The circular seat is set upon a tripod base with a beautifully carved wooden screw mechanism. Made of ash and beech, it is substantial and firm. One leg retains its early paint finish. A section of the under seat roundel is missing, otherwise the stool is in good condition. Circa 1850
An excellent matched set of early 19th century ladderback chairs, 10 single chairs and 2 armchairs. The chairs have the typical features of the Lancashire region, the "wavy" line ladders set into turned side posts that end in nipple tops, turned front legs with round slightly domed tops and a single ring turning below. Made of ash wood, with rushed seats. Measurements are approximate, as the individual chairs have aged with variations over 200 years of use. They are all firm, with good natural colour and patina.
1970s Peacock Armchair. The rattan is in its natural state, unvarnished with a natural light colour. The bamboo seat is furnished with a comfortable cushion. A small break in the front of the seat has been repaired generally the chair is in very good condition.
A stunning pair of vintage red leather wing armchairs. With deep buttoned backs and sweeping shaped arms, they are trimmed with smart lines of brass studs. The high back Georgian style is continued in the pad feet and shaped stretchers of the base. Circa 1950.
Pair of late 19th century unusually decorative French cherrywood benches. Well crafted, they feature shaped trestle ends set into sledge feet, securely tenoned into the tops. The plank tops have shaped ends that compliment the trestles. This most attractive pair of antique benches are in lovely condition with a clean smooth surface and golden cherrywood colour. Circa 1890.
A superb pair of 19th century low hoop back Windsor armchairs with unusually higher seats. Made of yew wood, with elm seats, the hoop backs frame a gothic tracery design. An inscribed line lends simple decoration to the hoop and also the seat. Below are fine turned legs united by a crinoline stretcher. They are in exemplary original condition, cared for, with the warm glow of yew wood. Built for longer legs than the average 19th century person, these chairs are perfect seating for the modern man. Circa 1820.
These are a stunning Pair Oxblood Red Leather Chesterfield Ladies and Gents Chairs complete with a matching stool. The gents chair is just slightly bigger than the ladies but im sure if she wants the bigger chair she can have it!! Both chairs showing a lovely patina with slight wear to the leather. No tears or buttons missing.
Gents chair measures 35" inches across the arms x 36" high x 40" deep. Ladies chair measures 33" inches across the arms x 36" high x 37" deep. Stool measures 24" inches long x 20" deep x 18" high. All are on castors.
A good matched set of 6 early 19th century Spindle Back Chairs. The nipple topped turned back uprights are united by a shaped top rail. The seats are newly rushed. Each chair is in sound and firm condition, with a good surface and colour. Circa 1810
A good set of early 19th century spindle back chairs. Made from ash, with rushed seats, they are the classic country dining chair, with 2 rows of spindles to the back, nipple tops to the main uprights, and turned front legs. They have an exceptional surface and golden colour. Circa 1800.
These are a Superb Large Pair Rustic Antique Style Buttoned Brown Leather Chesterfield Armchairs. Both have a brown fabric seat cushion which is easy to recover if desired. Each chair measures a large 54" inches wide x 41" inches deep x 29" inches high. Seat height from floor is 16" inches. They are both in great condition with no tears and buttons intact. They have a lot of wear and staining all commensurate with age and use and give them the rustic shabby chic look which is both cool looking and comfortable! Collection is welcome from WR14 Worcestershire or I can arrange delivery anywhere in the UK, just email me your postcode for a quote.
Breast feeding babies in the 18th and 19th centuries was greatly facilitated by the Nursing Chair. They were designed with a low seat, thus allowing a woman to form a safe lap for the baby, and to rest her legs. The low arms are at the correct height for comfortably holding a baby. A high back gave good support to the woman's back and head. This spindle back nursing chair dates from the early 19th century. It has turned and carved front legs, turned uprights and stretchers, and a rushed seat.
Pair of late 17th century side chairs in the Oak tradition, of pegged plank construction. The slatted back and lower rail are decorated with scratch carving, softened and worn by years of use. One chair has an old repair to the top of the left upright. Circa 1700.
A matched set of 6 early Lancashire/Cheshire wavy ladder back chairs. They are made from ash, with turned uprights and under-stretchers. The seats are rushed and finished with edging strips. They are well matched, all of the same period, but with slight variations in height and turnings. Some of the back legs (prone to wear and damage) have been repaired, also the top section of turning on one chair. Circa 1800.
A Walnut Aesthetic style revolving and adjustable Desk Chair.The chair is supported by four sturdy legs and swivels to adjust the height .It has been reupholstered in the past Overall good used condition .