Antique Set of 12 Victorian Ash & Elm Windsor Stick & Hoop Back Kitchen Chairs (Circa 1880 – 1920)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique English harlequin set of 12 ash, elm and beech hoop / stick back kitchen-dining chairs, including two armchairs, circa 1880 – 1920, from the late Victorian period onwards, in excellent condition.

• Item: Set of 12 Hoop / Stick back chairs
• Circa: 1880 – 1920
• Period: Late Victorian – George V
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid ash, elm & beech
• 2 Armchairs – His & Her Size
• 10 Side Chairs
• Harlequin set
• Hoop / Stick Back design
• Six stick back spindles
• Oval ash scribe moulded back rail
• One piece elm saddle seats
• Turned beech legs
• “H” stretcher supports
• Solid in joint
• Legs do not wobble
• Completely original
• Fabulous grain configuration to seats
• Excellent original colour & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a fine quality antique English harlequin set of 12 ash, elm and beech hoop / stick back kitchen-dining chairs, including two armchairs, circa 1880 – 1920, from the late Victorian period onwards, in excellent condition. The side chairs feature six spindles to the inside of a single piece oval shaped ash moulded back rail, supported by a two further supporting spindles at the back of the chair, for added strength. The back rail is connected to the single piece saddle shaped elm seats and turned beech legs connected by “H” beech stretchers, which makes them a firm utility chair, ideal for daily use in the kitchen. The sturdy armchairs are of two different designs and size (also known as “his” and “her size chairs). The armchairs designed with an ash hoop back rail and arms, a central shaped pierced splat, flanked by spindles, with a saddle shaped elm seat. The stick back style of chair first originated in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. The chairs feature a stunning rich colour with fabulous grain configuration visible on the seats.

These chairs boast the classic country styling; they would be at home in either a traditional or contemporary setting and they consume very little space.

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

These chairs would look superb in the kitchen or dining room. They would certainly grace any home and are a great investment they are extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

If you are looking for a different number of chairs, we do have other size sets available.

Side Chair Dimensions:
External Height = 88.7cm or 34⅞” or 2ft 10⅞”
External Width = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
External Depth = 44.8cm or 17⅝” or 1ft 5⅝”
Seat Height = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Seat Width = 36.2cm or 14¼” or 1ft 2¼”
Seat Depth = 35.8cm or 14⅛” or 1ft 2⅛”
Back Height = 43.1cm or 17” or 1ft 5”

Small Arm Chair Dimensions:
External Height = 112.8cm or 44⅜” or 3ft 8⅜”
External Width = 57.5cm or 22⅝” or 1ft 10⅝”
External Depth = 69cm or 15⅛” or 2ft 3⅛”
Seat Height = 45.5cm or 17⅞” or 1ft 5⅞”
Seat Width (between arms) = 38.2cm or 15” or 1ft 3”
Seat Width (whole of seat) = 48.5cm or 19⅛” or 1ft 7⅛”
Seat Depth = 35.3cm or 13⅞” or 1ft 1⅞”
Arm Height = 71.7cm or 28¼” or 2ft 4¼”
Back Height = 68.5cm or 27” or 2ft 3”

Large Arm Chair Dimensions:
External Height = 111cm or 43¾” or 3ft 7¾”
External Width = 67.3cm or 26½” or 2ft 2½”
External Depth = 64cm or 25⅛” or 2ft 1⅛”
Seat Height = 47.7cm or 18¾” or 1ft 6¾”
Seat Width (between arms) = 41.7cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Seat Width (whole of seat) = 53.5cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
Seat Depth = 43cm or 17” or 1ft 5”
Arm Height = 73.5cm or 29” or 2ft 5”
Back Height = 66cm or 26” or 2ft 2”

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.

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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 is a fine quality antique English harlequin set of 12 ash, elm and beech hoop / stick back kitchen-dining chairs, including two armchairs, circa 1880 – 1920, from the late Victorian period onwards, in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges (e.g., seats, back and legs) but nothing significant considering the age of them. The chair joints have been glued and the chair frames have been French polished, by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop, therefore, the colour and patination of the set are excellent. This is a harlequin (matched) set and therefore there is some variation in the colour and size of the chairs. The chairs sit firm on the ground and do not wobble. They are well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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