Antique English Victorian Mahogany & Burgundy Red Leather Revolving Office Desk Arm Chair (Circa 1870)


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Object Description

This is a stunning quality antique English Victorian solid mahogany & burgundy red leather revolving office armchair, which has been newly upholstered, to a professional standard, circa 1870, in excellent condition.

• Item: Revolving Office Armchair
• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Elegant curved bar back
• Pierced back splats
• Elegant shaped down swept arms
• Newly upholstered top-quality full grain leather
• Comfortable burgundy leather padded seat
• Cleaned & serviced mechanism
• Cabriole mahogany legs
• English made solid brass & porcelain castors
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Very comfortable
• Very sturdy
• Excellent quality
• Excellent original condition
• Stunning original patination & colour
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy

Here is a stunning quality antique English Victorian solid mahogany & brown leather revolving / swivel office desk arm chair, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. The chair is designed with an elegant curved bar back, incorporating a decorative central pierced splat, flanked by two smaller pierced splats, all of which display an inverted heart shape. The back is secured by shaped, down swept arms, which are raised on elegant shaped supports. The chair boasts a comfortable padded seat, which has been newly upholstered in brand new top-quality full grain burgundy red leather. The mahogany frame has been traditionally French polished, by hand, to a professional standard. The chair revolves 360 degrees (please note, these earlier Victorian office chairs were not designed to be height adjustable or tilt). The chair stands on its original cabriole legs and features replacement fine quality English made solid brass and porcelain castors. The chair is very comfortable to sit on and it has a fantastic colour and is in excellent overall condition.

The chair mechanism has been cleaned and serviced and is in good working order. The chair sits on four splayed solid oak legs that terminate on replacement English made solid brass castors. The chair is very comfortable to sit on, has a fantastic colour and is in good condition.

The chair features a rich dark brown mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This antique swivel desk chair would look superb in a variety of rooms in the home, especially the office or library as it so comfortable. This item would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External height = 87cm or 34¼” or 2ft 10¼”
External width = 59.4cm or 23⅜” or 1ft 11⅜”
External depth = 58.1cm or 22⅞” or 1ft 10⅞”
Seat height = 50.2cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”
Seat width (between arms) = 44cm or 17⅜” or 1ft 5⅜”
Seat width (to edge of seat) = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Seat Depth = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Arm height = 71.3cm or 28” or 2ft 4”
Back height (from seat) = 40.2cm or 15⅞” or 1ft 3⅞”

The price for this item is £745, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

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

The chair and mechanism are in original working condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chair frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair joints have been glued in our workshop. The chair boasts a comfortable padded seat, which has been professionally upholstered in new top-quality full grain burgundy red leather. The chair frame has been cleaned and French polished, to a professional standard, in our workshop; therefore, it boasts a stunning colour. The revolving mechanism is in good working order, having also been cleaned and serviced. There is some play to the mechanism, but this is perfectly acceptable, and in line with the age of the chair, and will be found in all office chairs of this age. The chair stands on its original legs and features replacement fine quality English made solid brass and porcelain castors. There are no breaks to the back, arms or legs. The chair is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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