Antique English Set of Six 6 Victorian Ash & Elm Windsor Stick & Hoop Back Kitchen Dining Arm Chairs (Circa 1850)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality harlequin set of six antique English Victorian ash & elm Windsor armchairs, comprising stick and hoop backs, circa 1850, with stunning grain configuration and colour, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Set of 6 Windsor Armchairs
• Circa: 1850
• Period: Early Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid ash, elm & beech
• 6 armchairs
• Well matched harlequin set
• Hoop / Stick Back design
• Nine stick-back spindles
• Oval ash scribe moulded back rail
• Shaped arms on shaped arm supports
• One piece elm saddle scribe moulded seats
• Turned 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 six antique English Victorian ash & elm Windsor armchairs, comprising stick and hoop backs, circa 1850, with stunning grain configuration and colour, in excellent original condition. The armchairs feature nine spindles to the inside of a single piece oval bent ash moulded back rail, supported by a two further supporting spindles at the back of the chair which secure to a wedge shape projection at the rear of each seat for additional strength. The back rail is secured to stunning single piece saddle shaped elm seats by shaped arms on shaped supports. The armchairs are raised on turned legs, connected by “H” form stretchers, which makes them a firm utility chair, ideal for daily use in the kitchen. The stick back style of chair first originated in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. The chairs feature a stunning rich colour with fabulous grain configuration visible on the elm seats.

These armchairs boast the classic country styling; they would be at home in either a traditional or contemporary setting in a kitchen or dining room 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.

If you are looking for a different number of chairs, we do have other size sets available.

As this is a harlequin (well matched) set of chairs, we have detailed below the variation in the chair dimensions:

External Height = 85.5cm or 33⅝” or 2ft 9⅝” (min) – 89.5cm or 35¼” or 2ft 11¼” (max)
External Width = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼” (min) – 55cm or 21⅝” or 1ft 9⅝” (max)
External Depth = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼” (min) – 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½” (max)
Seat Height = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½” (min) 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾” (max)
Seat Width (between arms) = 37cm or 14½” or 1ft 2½” (min) – 39cm or 15⅜” or 1ft 3⅜” (max)
Seat Depth = 36cm or 14⅛” or 1ft 2⅛” (min) – 39cm or 15⅜” or 1ft 3⅜” (max)
Arm Height = 64cm or 25⅛” or 2ft 1⅛” (min) – 67cm or 26⅜” or 2ft 2⅜” (max)
Back Height = 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾ (min) – 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞” (max)

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

These antique Victorian Windsor ash and elm armchairs are in excellent original condition overall. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges (e.g., seats, back and legs) but nothing significant considering the age of them. The chair joints have been glued and the chair frames have been wax-polished, by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop to revive the stunning colour and grain configuration. This is a harlequin (well matched) set and therefore there is some variation in the colour and size 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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Dealer Location

Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
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