Antique English Set of 10 Ash & Elm Windsor Wheel Back Kitchen Dining Chairs (Circa 1900 - 1930)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality harlequin set of 10 ash, elm and beech Windsor wheel, hoop & stick back kitchen-dining chairs, including two armchairs, circa 1900 – 1930, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Set of 10 Wheel Back Windsor chairs
• Circa: 1900 – 1930
• Victorian style
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid ash, elm & beech
• 2 Armchairs + 8 Side Chairs
• Harlequin set
• Wheel back design
• Six stick back spindles
• Central wheel back splat
• Oval ash scribe moulded back rail
• Shaped arms & turned arm supports to armchairs
• Elm saddle seats
• Turned beech legs
• “H” stretcher supports
• Solid in joint
• Legs do not wobble
• Completely original
• Fabulous grain configuration to seats
• Excellent original colour & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a fine quality harlequin set of 10 ash, elm and beech Windsor wheel, hoop & stick back kitchen-dining chairs, including two armchairs, circa 1900 – 1930, in excellent original condition. The harlequin set comprises two earlier armchairs and six later side chairs, all of which are constructed of same timbers and possess a similar colour. The chairs feature six spindles and a central wheel back splat to the inside of a single piece oval shaped ash moulded back rail, supported by two further supporting spindles at the back of the chair, for added strength. The back rail is connected to the saddle shaped elm seats and turned beech legs connected by “H” beech stretchers, which makes them a firm utility chair, ideal for daily use in the kitchen. The design of the side chairs is reflected in the armchairs, with the addition of shaped arms on ring turned supports. The armchairs possess their own distinct provenance; their previous owner having attached a written history under both armchairs, dated 2003, detailing to whom they belonged and touching upon beloved childhood memories of when the armchairs were originally in use (see photos). This style of chair first originated in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. The chairs feature a stunning rich colour with fabulous grain configuration visible on the seats, having been professionally French polished by hand in our workshops. These chairs boast the classic country styling; they would be at home in either a traditional or contemporary setting and they consume very little space.

The chairs feature a rich brown ash and elm colour. As they boast the original polish, they have a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through the years of care and cleaning they have received.

These wheel back dining chairs would look superb in the kitchen or dining room. They would certainly grace any home and are a great investment they are extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

Armchair Dimensions:
External Height = 103cm or 40½” or 3ft 4½”
External Width = 57.1cm or 22½” or 1ft 10½”
External Depth = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
Seat Height = 45.8cm or 18” or 1ft 6”
Seat Width (between arms) = 38.7cm or 15¼” or 1ft 3¼”
Seat Width (whole of seat) = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat Depth = 39cm or 15⅜” or 1ft 3⅜”
Arm Height = 72.7cm or 28⅝” or 2ft 4⅝”
Back Height = 59.3cm or 23⅜” or 1ft 11⅜”

Side Chair Dimensions:
External Height = 89.4cm or 35⅛” or 2ft 11⅛”
External Width = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
External Depth = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Seat Height = 46.9cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Seat Width = 36.5cm or 14⅜” or 1ft 2⅜”
Seat Depth = 34.4cm or 13½” or 1ft 1½”
Back Height = 44.4cm or 17½” or 1ft 5½”

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.

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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.

UK Buyer Payment:
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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

These wheel back dining chairs are in excellent condition, with nominal old use marks to the leading edges (e.g. seats, back and legs) but nothing significant considering the age of them. The chairs have been glued and have been professionally French polished by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshops. The chairs therefore feature a stunning rich colour with fabulous grain configuration visible on the seats. This is a harlequin (matched) set and therefore there is some variation in the colour, size and age of the chairs. The harlequin set comprises two earlier armchairs, with six later side chairs, all of which are constructed of similar timbers and possess a similar colour. There are no breaks to the backs or legs of the chairs. The chairs sit firm on the ground and do not wobble. They are well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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