Antique English Victorian Walnut & Burgundy Red Leather Office Desk Arm Chair (Circa 1880)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian solid walnut revolving office armchair, with a newly upholstered burgundy red leather seat, circa 1880, in excellent condition.

• Item: Revolving office armchair
• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, United Kingdom
• Original cast iron revolving mechanism
• Wood: Solid walnut
• Curved bar back / top rail
• Geometric scribe carved frame
• Central carved vertical splat
• Scroll arms
• Elegant turned arm supports
• Newly upholstered in burgundy red leather
• Splayed birch legs
• Replacement solid brass castors (English made)
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Very comfortable
• Cleaned & serviced mechanism
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian solid walnut revolving office armchair, with a newly upholstered burgundy red leather seat, circa 1880, in excellent condition. The armchair features a curved, bar shaped back rail, supported between straight back supports, with an elegant vertical central splat, carved with scribe etchings in the form of a geometric design featuring ‘C’ scroll carvings. The back is secured by scroll arms on elegant vertical turned supports. The seat, which has been newly upholstered, to a professional standard, in top quality full grain burgundy red leather. The underside of the seat has been re-webbed in the traditional manner. The chair sits on four splayed solid walnut legs that terminate on top quality replacement solid brass castors, made in England. The chair incorporates it original cast iron mechanism allowing it to rotate 360 degrees. The chair mechanism is not height adjustable, nor does it recline. Please note, Victorian office chairs were not designed to recline or be height adjustable.

The chair mechanism has been restored and serviced and is in excellent working order. The chair is very comfortable to sit on as it features a lovely upholstered seat with a supportive shaped bar back.

This antique swivel 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 = 93.4cm or 36¾” or 3ft ¾”
External width = 65cm or 25⅝” or 2ft 1⅝”
External depth = 65cm or 25⅝” or 2ft 1⅝”
Seat height = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Seat width (between arms) = 43cm or 17” or 1ft 5”
Seat width (to edge of seat) = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Seat depth = 46.5cm or 18⅜” or 1ft 6⅜”
Arm height = 75cm or 29½” or 2ft 5½”
Back height = 44.5cm or 17½” or 1ft 5½”

The price for this item is £745 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

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 is in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chair frame and seat but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The seat has been newly upholstered, to a professional standard, in top quality full grain burgundy red leather. The revolving mechanism is in good working order, having just been cleaned. The chair features a rich golden-brown birch colour, having been cleaned and French polished by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshops. The original castors have been replaced with later solid brass English made castors, which are in excellent condition. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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Organsdale Farm
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