Antique English Pair of Victorian Oak & Brown Leather Office Desk Library Club Arm Chairs (Circa 1860)

GBP 3,450.00

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Object Description

This is a stunning quality pair of rare antique English Victorian oak desk / library armchairs, circa 1860, which have been newly upholstered in top quality brown leather, in excellent condition.

• Item: Pair of Armchairs
• Circa: 1860
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Elegant curved bar back
• Central pierced splat
• Elegant shaped arms
• Newly upholstered in full-grain brown leather
• Incorporates the original horsehair fillings
• Stunning quality newly upholstered seats
• New springs & horsehair filling
• Deep buttoned upholstery
• Large / wide seat proportions
• Turned front legs
• Splayed rear legs
• Solid brass castors
• Extremely comfortable & sturdy
• Stunning quality
• Excellent original condition
• Stunning original patination & colour
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14 day free UK returns policy

This is a stunning quality pair of rare antique English Victorian oak desk / library armchairs, circa 1860, which have been newly upholstered in brown leather, in excellent condition. The armchairs are designed with elegant but supportive shaped backs, incorporating a decoratively pierced central splat, secured by elegant shaped arms. The shaped arms also feature upholstered leather sections, for comfortably resting your arms or elbows. The armchairs have been newly upholstered to a professional standard in top quality full grain brown leather; incorporating new springs and the original horsehair fillings, showing exceptional craftsmanship, with deep button upholstery to the wide stuff-over seats. The leather is finished with hand-tacked antique brass studs to the perimeter of the upholstery and traditional hessian backing to the underside. The front legs are raised on elegantly turned supports, terminating on brass cup castors. The chairs stand on their original turned baluster legs to the front and splayed legs to the rear, terminating on brass castor cups.

They boast a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning they have received. These armchairs would look superb in either a traditional or contemporary setting, perfect in a variety of rooms from the office, library or living room. They would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional and comfortable.

External height = 95.3cm or 37½” or 3ft 1½”
External width = 61cm or 24” or 2ft
External depth = 61.5cm or 24¼” or 2ft 0¼”
Seat height = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Seat width (between arms) = 44cm or 17⅜” or 1ft 5⅜”
Seat width (whole of seat) = 57.5cm or 22¾” or 1ft 10¾”
Seat Depth = 51cm or 20⅛” or 1ft 8⅛”
Arm height = 70.7cm or 27⅞” or 2ft 3⅞”
Back height (from seat) = 44.7cm or 17⅝” or 1ft 5⅝”

The price for this item is £3,450 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

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

This is a stunning quality pair of rare antique English Victorian oak desk / library armchairs, circa 1860, which have been newly upholstered in top quality brown leather, in excellent condition. The chairs are in excellent overall condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chair frames, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair frames have been cleaned, glued and French polished in our workshop; therefore, they boast a stunning rich colour and patination and are sturdy. The seats have been newly upholstered in top quality full grain brown leather, finished with deep-buttoning, and brass studs to the perimeter. The seats incorporate new springs including the traditional horsehair filling, with a hessian underside. The chairs stand on their original legs and feature solid brass cup castors (which are in good condition). The chairs are well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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