Antique English Victorian Ebonised Gilt & Mother of Pearl Chinoiserie Occasional Side Chair (Circa 1850)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique Victorian ebonised inlaid occasional chair, painted in the chinoiserie manner, decorated with stunning mother-of-pearl inlay and gold motifs, circa 1850, in good original condition.

• Item: Occasional Chair
• Provenance: England, UK
• Circa: 1850
• Period: Victorian
• Wood: Ebonised pine
• In the manner of Chinoiserie
• Stunning profuse mother-of-pearl inlay and gilded motifs
• Elegant shaped back
• Serpentine frame
• Central shaped vertical back splat
• Original cane seat
• Cabriole front legs
• Sabre rear legs
• Very pretty and decorative design
• Original polish and patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

This is a fine quality antique Victorian ebonised inlaid occasional chair, painted in the chinoiserie manner, decorated with stunning mother-of-pearl inlay and gold motifs, circa 1850, in good original condition. The chair boasts profuse mother-of-pearl inlay, depicting butterflies and flowers, and gilt foliate motif detail to the back, legs and seat frame. The chair comprises a shaped back, with central shaped vertical splat. The back connects on shaped supports to the seat frame. The seat retains its original canework, which is not missing any pieces and is very comfortable to sit on. The front of the seat frame features a serpentine design. The chair rests on cabriole legs to the front and sabre legs to the rear.

The chair boasts a black ebonised colour to the frames. As it boasts the original polish, the chair has a fantastic colour; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received.

This chair would look superb in a variety of rooms, from the hallway, to the living room or bedroom. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional and highly decorative. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 82.2cm or 32⅜” or 2ft 8⅜”
External Width = 44.6cm or 17½” or 1ft 5½”
External Depth = 47.5cm or 18¾” or 1ft 6¾”
Seat Height = 40.9cm or 16⅛” or 1ft 4⅛”
Seat Width = 42.6cm or 16¾” or 1ft 4¾”
Seat Depth = 35.9cm or 14⅛” or 1ft 2⅛”
Back Height = 41.2cm or 16¼” or 1ft 4¼”

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.

Ref. 47136

Object Condition

This side chair is in good original condition. Minor old use marks, scuffs, scratches and general ageing to the finish are present to the chair frame. It has evidently been used over their many years of service (please see photos), but nothing significant considering their age. The mother-of-pearl inlay is original and there are no missing pieces. The seat is also original, with no missing cane work or holes; it is comfortable to sit on. It remains very attractive, rare decorative item, which is also functional. The chair is solid in joint and ready to use.

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Organsdale Farm
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