Antique English Edwardian Solid Ash & Brown Leather Revolving Office Desk Arm Chair (Circa 1910)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English Edwardian solid ash revolving office armchair, circa 1910, which has been newly upholstered in brown leather and is in excellent condition.

• Item: Revolving office armchair
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid ash
• Hillcrest reclining & height adjustable mechanism
• Curved bar back
• Wrap around arms
• Elegant vertical spindle supports
• Professionally French polished by hand
• Newly upholstered in brown leather
• Hand tacked brass stud seat
• Splayed legs
• Solid brass castors
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Reclining back action
• Adjustable height
• Cleaned & serviced mechanism
• Very comfortable
• Lovely mellow colour
• 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 revolving office desk arm chair, circa 1910, which has been newly upholstered and French polished by hand, is now in excellent condition. The armchair features a comfortable curved bar back, which also forms down-curved wrap around arms, supported by a bank of elegant turned spindles. The chair seat has been newly upholstered, to a professional standard, in top quality full grain chestnut brown leather, which has been finished with hand-tacked brass studs to the perimeter. The chair has also been French polished, by hand, to a professional standard. The chair sits on four splayed solid legs that terminate on solid brass castors. The chair incorporates a revolving Hillcrest mechanism which rotates 360 degrees; the seat height can be adjusted by turning a ribbed metal screw on the underside of the chair. The Hillcrest mechanism also features a reclining action, the tension of which can be adjusted by turning a small wheel at the front of the mechanism. The chair mechanism has been cleaned, restored and serviced and is in excellent working order. The chair frame is sturdy and the item is extremely comfortable to sit on, as it features a lovely padded seat.

The armchair features a mellow brown colour. It has a lovely colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This Edwardian desk chair 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.

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) = 86cm or 33⅞” or 2ft 9⅞”
External height (lowered) = 78.3cm or 30⅞” or 2ft 6⅞”
External width = 62.3cm or 24½” or 2ft ½”
External depth = 62.3cm or 24½” or 2ft ½”
Seat height (raised) = 58.5cm or 23” or 1ft 11”
Seat height (lowered) = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
Seat width (between arms) = 42.2cm or 16⅝” or 1ft 4⅝”
Seat width (whole of seat) = 54cm or 21¼” or 1ft 9¼”
Seat depth = 42.5cm or 16¾” or 1ft 4¾”
Arm height (raised) = 79.6cm or 31⅜” or 2ft 7⅜”
Arm height (lowered) = 72.1cm or 28⅜” or 2ft 4⅜”
Back height (from seat) = 34.4cm or 13½” or 1ft 1½”

The price for this item is £495, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

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.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

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.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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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 for further items and information.

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Object Condition

The Edwardian desk chair and mechanism are in excellent condition, considering its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chair but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair has been glued and the frame French polished by hand, to a professional standard. The chair seat has been newly upholstered, to a professional standard, in top quality full grain brown leather, which incorporates the traditional brass studwork tacks to the seat perimeter. Therefore, the leather is in excellent condition, with no wear, fading or damage. The Hillcrest reclining and adjustable height mechanism is in good working order, having just been cleaned, restored and serviced. There is some play to the mechanism but this is perfectly acceptable, and in line with the age of the chair. The chair features a mellow ash colour, having been professionally French polished, by hand, in our workshops. The chair features the solid brass castors, which are also in excellent condition. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

Object Details

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    W:62.3 x H:78.3 x D:62.3 centimeters
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Organsdale Farm
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