Antique French Set of 6 Six Louis XV Style Cherry Wood Ladder Back Kitchen Dining Chairs (Circa 1860)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality set of six antique French Louis XV style carved solid cherry wood rush seated ladder-back chairs, exhibiting exceptional colour, from the 2nd Empire period, circa 1860, in excellent condition.

• Item: 6 French ladder-back dining chairs
• Provenance: France
• Circa: 1860
• Period: 2nd Empire
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Style: Louis XV Style
• True set (not matched)
• Scribe moulded backs and frames
• Wavy shaped ladder-back splats
• Rush seats
• Scribe carving to seat frame corners
• Cabriole front legs with foliate carved feet
• Sabre rear legs
• “H” stretchers with shaped side stretchers
• Heavy / solid chairs
• Excellent condition
• Original polish & patination
• Fantastic golden brown colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales and southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a fine quality set of six antique French Louis XV style carved solid cherry wood rush seated ladder-back chairs, exhibiting exceptional colour, from the 2nd Empire period, circa 1860, in excellent condition. Boasting scribe moulded backs, frames and legs, the chairs feature a shaped top rail and two further shaped rails below, in the form of a ladder back design within the shaped upright supports; the chairs feature rush woven seats, all of which are in good condition. The chairs also display scribe carving to the seat frame corners. The seats are raised on fine cabriole legs with foliate carved feet to the front, with sabre legs to the rear, all of which are united by “H” stretchers for added strength and stability. The side stretchers are also shaped. The chairs are heavy in weight, which is a good sign of fine quality and it means they are sturdy.

The chairs feature a rich, warm brown colour. As they boast the original polish, they have a lovely colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning they have received.

These chairs would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the kitchen or dining room. They would certainly grace any home in either a contemporary or traditional setting; they are a great investment, as they are an extremely functional item. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 94.9cm or 37⅜” or 3ft 1⅜”
External Width = 50cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”
External Depth = 50cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”
Seat Height = 45.5cm or 17⅞” or 1ft 5⅞”
Seat Width = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Seat Depth = 44.5cm or 17½” or 1ft 5½”
Back Height = 50cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”

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.

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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:
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International Buyers:
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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 ladder back dining chairs are in excellent condition. This is a true set of chairs; they have not been matched together from smaller sets of chairs, which is sometimes the case. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There is a historical repair to the top left corner of the back of one chair (see photos), however, the structural strength of the chair has not been reduced. The chairs feature rush woven seats, which are in very good condition, only showing nominal signs of age. The chairs have been glued and French polished by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop, therefore, they boast a fantastic patination and warm colour. The chairs are heavy in weight, which is a good sign of quality and it means they are solid in solid in joint; they do not wobble and are ready to use.

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