A matched set of eight mid 19th century (circa 1850) ash, elm and sycamore spindle back chairs of super patina from the North West region.
This set of chairs consist of two armchairs and six single chairs, the armchairs each with a shaped top rail with upper and lower galleries of five turned spindles and a row of seven smaller turned spindles to the middle with uprights to either side.
The shaped arms supported by turned underarm supports leading down to a rush seat, supported on turned front legs with pad feet and square legs to the back, the legs joined with stretchers, the stretcher to the front being turned.
The single chairs consist of a shaped top rail with two rows of five turned spindles with uprights to either side leading down to a rush seat, two of the chairs having protective wooden strips to the front, sides and back of the rush seat.
The chairs are supported on turned front legs with a pad foot and square legs to the back, the legs joined with stretchers, the stretcher to the front being turned.
This set of chairs are a matched set, you will see from the images they have some slight differences but are all very similar, the rush seats have been replaced at some time so are all in very good condition.
This set of chairs are in very good condition for age with evidence of some old repairs, they are all of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Reference: similar chairs can be found in the book ‘The English Regional Chair’ by Bernard D. Cotton pages: 343-347
Armchairs 1 & 2:
Height: 42.25” / 107.25cm and 42.5” / 108cm
Width: 23” / 58.5cm and 25” / 63.5cm
Depth: 19” / 48.25cm and 20” / 50.75cm
Seat height: 17” / 43cm
Single chairs do vary in size, minimum and maximium as follows:
Height: 36.75” / 93.5cm – 38.5” / 97.75
Width: 18” / 45.75 – 19” / 48.25cm
Depth: 15” / 38cm – 17” / 43cm
Seat height: 16” / 40.5cm – 17.5” / 44.5cm