Antique French Set of 8 Eight Louis XV Style Oak Ladder Back Rush Seat Kitchen Dining Chairs (Circa 1920)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality set of eight French antique Louis XV style carved oak rush seated ladder back kitchen chairs, of the 3rd Republic period, circa 1920 – 1930, in excellent original condition.

• Item: 8 French ladder-back dining chairs
• Provenance: France
• Circa: 1920 – 1930
• Period: 3rd Republic
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Style: Louis XV Style
• Carved shell motif top rail
• Wavy shaped ladder-back splats
• Removable rush seats
• Cabriole front legs
• Straight rear legs
• Turned “H” stretchers
• Heavy / solid chairs
• Excellent condition
• Newly French polished
• Fantastic golden-oak colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales and southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a fine quality set of eight French antique Louis XV style carved oak rush seated ladder back kitchen dining chairs, of the 3rd Republic period, circa 1920 – 1930, in excellent original condition. Featuring a shaped top rail with a shell carved motif and two further shaped rails below, in the form of a ladder-back design within the shaped upright supports; the chairs feature “drop-in” rush seats, all of which are in good condition. The shaped seat frame incorporates a shell carved motif apron. The seats are raised on fine cabriole legs to the front (which terminate on curled toecaps), with straight legs to the rear, all of which are united by elegantly turned stretchers for added strength and stability. The chairs are heavy in weight, which is a good sign of fine quality and it means they are also sturdy.

The chairs feature a warm, golden oak colour. They boast 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.

Side Chair Dimensions:
External Height = 97cm or 38⅛” or 3ft 2⅛”
External Width = 47.4cm or 18⅝” or 1ft 6⅝”
External Depth = 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾”
Seat Height = 46.3cm or 18¼” or 1ft 6¼”
Seat Width = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Seat Depth = 39cm or 15⅜” or 1ft 3⅜”
Back Height = 52.3cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”

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.

Ref. 60034

Object Condition

This is a fine quality set of eight French antique Louis XV style carved oak rush seated ladder back kitchen dining chairs, of the 3rd Republic period, circa 1920, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair frames have been glued and the wood has been cleaned and French polished by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop. Therefore, the colour and patination are of an excellent standard. The chairs incorporate drop-in rush woven seats, which show some signs of age and wear, but are perfectly in-keeping with the age of the chairs, they are solid in joint and are of good quality. The chairs are heavy, which is a sign of good quality and ensures they are sturdy. The chairs are solid in joint, they do not wobble and are ready to use.

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