Antique English Victorian Oak & Red Leather Revolving Office Desk Arm Chair (Circa 1880)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian oak and red leather revolving captain’s office armchair, with large proportions, circa 1880, which has been newly upholstered, and is in excellent condition.

• Item: Revolving Office Armchair
• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Newly upholstered
• Red leather
• Upholstered curved buttoned backrest
• Upholstered arms
• Turned arm supports
• Traditional horsehair filling
• Shaped back supports
• Removable padded leather seat cushion
• Solid oak saddle shaped seat
• Hand tacked brass studwork
• Splayed cabriole legs
• English-made solid brass & porcelain castors
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Extremely comfortable
• Cleaned & serviced mechanism
• Excellent quality & condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian walnut and brown leather, swivel captain’s office / desk arm chair, circa 1880, which has been newly upholstered and is in excellent condition. The chair incorporates a curved, buttoned padded backrest, secured to wraparound upholstered arms, supported by two shaped back supports and two turned arm supports. The chair features a removable upholstered leather cushion, which sits atop an oak saddle shaped seat. The chair has been newly upholstered to a professional standard in top quality full grain red leather, finished with hand-tacked brass studs to the perimeter. The chair has also been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard, therefore the colour and patination is of an excellent standard. This beautiful piece sits on four splayed cabriole legs, terminating on English-made solid brass & porcelain castors. The chair rotates 360 degrees the mechanism runs smoothly. The chair mechanism is in good working order, having been cleaned and serviced. The chair is extremely comfortable to sit on.

The chair exhibits a rich brown oak 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 swivel leather desk chair would look superb in a variety of rooms in the home, especially the office or study as it is 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 = 87.5cm or 34½” or 2ft 10½”
External width = 64.6cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
External depth = 64.5cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
Seat height (including cushion) = 57.2cm or 22½” or 1ft 10½”
Seat height (excluding cushion) = 45.6cm or 18” or 1ft 6”
Seat width (between arms) = 46.2cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Seat width (whole of seat) = 52.6cm or 20¾” or 1ft 8¾”
Seat depth = 47.5cm or 18¾” or 1ft 6¾”
Arm height = 72.7cm or 28⅝” or 2ft 4⅝”
Back height (from cushion) = 34cm or 13⅜” or 1ft 1⅜”
Back height (from seat) = 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.

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.

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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:
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 excellent working condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the walnut frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair has been newly upholstered to a professional standard in top quality full grain red leather, finished with hand-tacked brass studs to the perimeter. Therefore, the leather is in excellent condition, with no signs of wear and tear, damage or holes etc. The chair frame incorporates the traditional brass studwork tacks to the perimeter. The chair has also been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard, therefore the colour and patination is of an excellent standard. The mechanism has been cleaned and serviced. There is some play to the revolving mechanism but this is perfectly acceptable, and in line with the age of this piece of furniture. There are no breaks to the cast iron revolving mechanism. The chair incorporates replacement English-made solid brass & porcelain castors, which are also in good condition. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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