Here is a fine quality antique English Edwardian solid ash, birch revolving office armchair, with an Art Nouveau influence, featuring a serviced reclining and height adjustable mechanism, circa 1910, in excellent condition.
• Item: Revolving office armchair
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Style: Art Nouveau
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid ash & birch
• Reclining & height adjustable mechanism
• Rotates 360 degrees
• High back design
• Curved bar back
• Central fan splat
• Dark green leatherette seat
• Hand tacked stud seat
• Splayed oak legs
• English made solid brass & mug castors
• Very comfortable
• Cleaned & serviced mechanism
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English Edwardian solid ash, birch revolving office armchair, with an Art Nouveau influence, featuring a serviced reclining and height adjustable mechanism, circa 1910, in excellent condition. The armchair features a curved bar back, connected to shaped arms, supported by an elegant splayed vertical high fan back (ideal for stronger back support). The chair seat has been upholstered long ago with a dark green leatherette, which has been finished with hand-tacked studs to the perimeter. The underside of the seat has been webbed in the traditional manner. The front and sides of the seat are decorated with a scroll shaped frieze. The chair mechanism has been restored and serviced and is in excellent working order. The chair incorporates a mechanism allowing it to rotate 360 degrees and recline backwards. The seat height can be adjusted by turning a ribbed metal screw on the underside of the chair. The chair sits on four splayed solid oak legs which terminate on top quality replacement English made solid brass & mug castors. The chair is extremely comfortable to sit on as it features a lovely padded seat with a high back.
The armchair features a rich golden-brown oak colour. The chair has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop, therefore the polish and patination is of an excellent standard.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms in the home, especially the office or study as it is so comfortable. This item would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
History of Art Nouveau Period:
Dating between 1896-1914, the Art Nouveau period was known for women with long hair, flowers and curves, and so is Art Nouveau furniture. The Paris Exposition of 1900 introduced furniture styles reflecting what was happening in the rest of the design world, such as jewellery and silver. This style of furniture was not warmly embraced, as the sweeping lines were not very conducive to mass production. The French however, held it in higher esteem. Legs tend to be sweeping or cabriole.
The following information provides dimensions on when the chair height is lowered and also raised to its highest setting using by adjusting the central steel rod:
External height (raised) = 106cm or 41¾” or 3ft 5¾”
External height (lowered) = 93cm or 36⅝” or 3ft 0⅝”
External width = 66cm or 26” or 2ft 2”
External depth = 66cm or 26” or 2ft 2”
Seat height (raised) = 55.8cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Seat height (lowered) = 41.8cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Seat width (between arms) = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Seat width (to edge of seat) = 52.7cm or 20¾” or 1ft 8¾”
Seat Depth = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Arm height (raised) = 77cm or 30¼” or 2ft 6¼”
Arm height (lowered) = 63.3cm or 25” or 2ft 1”
Back height (from seat) = 57cm or 22⅜” or 1ft 10⅜”
Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.
Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.
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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.
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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.
Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.
Please visit the Yola Gray website at www.yolagray.com for further items and information.