This is a fine quality antique English Regency mahogany harpist / cellist revolving music chair with adjustable seat height, circa 1830, in excellent condition.
• Item: Harpist / Cellist chair
• Circa: 1830
• Period: Regency
• Wood: Solid Mahogany
• Provenance: England, UK
• Central wooden threaded screw
• Revolving & height adjustable seat
• Lyre shaped central reeded splat back
• Vertical brass spindles
• Splayed carved bar back
• Reeded front & rear legs
• Brown leather & brass stud seat
• Pretty design
• Excellent condition & colour
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a fine quality antique English Regency mahogany harpist / cellist revolving music chair with adjustable seat height, circa 1830, in excellent condition. The chair back features an elegant splayed bar back, incorporating floral carving, with fine brass spindles below, in the shape of a harpist’s musical instrument. This was why this style of chair was referred to as a “Harpist’s chair”. Elegant lye shaped reeded and scroll supports flank the brass spindles, with anthemion detail above, supported by a decorative plinth and a reeded shaped bar below. The chair has been recently re-upholstered in a brown leather seat, decorated with brass studwork at the base. The leather is clean and free of marks or damage. The seat can be raised or lowered by rotating the seat on a central wooden threaded screw, which is situated below the seat. The chair base also features a reeded frame. The chair sits on classic Regency splayed reeded legs to the front and rear which are united by stretchers for additional security, and also to support the central threaded bar.
This is a fine quality harpist chair and is very functional as it consumes very little space. This item would complement any home, especially the living or dining room, so don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Raised Height = 108.3cm or 42⅝” or 3ft 6⅝”
Raised seat Height = 70cm or 27½” or 2ft 3½”
Lowered Height = 90cm or 2ft 11½”
Lowered Seat Height = 51.7cm or 20⅜” or 1ft 8⅜”
Width = 38cm or 15” or 1ft 3”
Depth = 42cm or 16” or 1ft 4”
Seat Width = 38cm or 15” or 1ft 3”
Seat Dept = 37cm or 14½” or 1ft 2½”
Back Height = 39.5cm or 15½” or 1ft 3½”
This chair is in excellent overall condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering its age. There has been an old repair to the base of the left-hand lyre and the central reeded horizontal bar in-between the lyres (see photos). Both are old repairs, which are completely solid in joint, and do not detract from the quality or value of this rare type of chair. The circular seat has been recently upholstered in a top-quality brown leather finished with brass studwork. The seat is well stuffed, making it solid and firm to sit on. The base of the seat has been finished with brass stud-work. The revolving seat height mechanism is in excellent working condition and swivels easily. There is no damage to the wooden central threaded bar. There fluted splayed legs are in excellent sturdy condition, with no damage. The chair boasts a rich mahogany colour and patination, having been French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. This chair is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.
We offer customer satisfaction through the following services:
Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 Day Returns
• Full money back assurance
• Worldwide shipping
• Full insurance of items in transit
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Office: 01829 458 070
Julian: 07960 738 212
Yola: 07971 882 567
Customers outside the UK should call:
Office: 00 44 1829 458 070
Julian: 00 44 7960 738 212
Yola: 00 44 7971 882 567
Email: [email protected]
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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.