Antique Georgian Chippendale Style Mahogany Open Gainsborough Armchair (Circa 1890)

GBP 1,875.00

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Object Description

Here is a stunning example of an antique Chippendale style mahogany Gainsborough / open armchair, circa 1890, in very good condition.

• Item: Gainsborough Chair
• Circa: 1890
• Period: Late Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• High-back design
• Blind fretwork carved frieze
• Carved cabriole legs
• Ball & claw front feet
• Splayed cabriole feet to rear
• Splayed scroll end arms
• Stunning early handwork tapestry
• Firm horsehair & webbed seat
• Original polish & patination
• Very good condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Here is a stunning example of an antique Chippendale style mahogany Gainsborough / open armchair, circa 1890, in very good condition. This chair has been inspired the original Gainsborough armchair, which was originally made in England in the mid to late 18th century. The chair boasts a very good quality and early hand stitched floral petit point and needlepoint floral tapestry, incorporating a bird scene to the back and seat, on a brown background. The date of the upholstery has been discreetly worked into the needlepoint as “P.B. 1929”; this was the date the chair was re-upholstered. The seat retains its original horsehair filling, secured by webbing, so that you do not sink into the seat but at the same time is extremely comfortable. Matching braiding completes the upholstery. The chair features a high back with open scroll end mahogany arms on shaped down swept supports connected to the seat frame. The frieze of the chair frame incorporates stunning quality floral blind fretwork carving, which extends to the shoulders of the cabriole legs. The cabrioles legs terminate on very good quality carved ball and claw feet (the claws are pronounced, which is a sign of quality). To the back of the chair, there is a dark green backing with a red backing to the underside of the chair. The chair features elegant cabriole legs to the rear.

This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the bedroom, living room or hallway. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

The chair frame features a rich 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.

External Height = 119cm or 46⅞” or 3ft 10⅞”
External Width = 72.7cm or 28⅝” or 2ft 4⅝”
External Depth = 78cm or 30¾” or 2ft 6¾”
Back Height = 73cm or 28¾” or 2ft 4¾”
Arm Height = 74cm or 29⅛” or 2ft 5⅛”
Seat Height = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Seat Width = 64.5cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
Seat Depth = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”

The price for this item is £1,875 excluding delivery.

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:
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

This chair is in very good condition. The chair boasts an early tapestry upholstery, which is in very good condition. There has been sympathetic restoration to the needlepoint tapestry on the front seat edge. The tapestry is in clean condition and retains its vibrant colours. As the chair frame 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. The chair frame is in very good condition, with no splits or loose joints. Furthermore, all carving is complete and not damaged. The backs and arms are solid. This item is solid in joint, does not wobble and is ready to use.

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