• Item: Revolving office chair
• Circa: 1910
• Period: George V
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Oak
• In the style of Robert Adams
• Neo-classical design
• Rectangular carved inset leather back
• Linen fold design with floral blue bell carvings
• Padded leather arms with tapered fluted supports
• Newly upholstered
• Avocado green full grain leather seat & backrest
• Cleaned & serviced mechanism
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Height adjustable
• Reclining action
• Splayed oak legs
• Brass castors
• Very comfortable
• Original polish and patination
• Lovely mid-brown oak colour
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14 day free UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English solid oak revolving office armchair, in the Adam style, with a neo-classical design, circa 1910, in good condition. Lovely oak medullary rays are prominent in the oak. The chair has been newly upholstered in top quality full grain avocado green leather. The leather is finished with brass studwork to the perimeter (this studwork is also repeated on the backrest). The leather-padded seat and backrest is extremely comfortable to sit on. The chair features a rectangular carved backrest, incorporating a breakfront moulded top rail, with linen fold carvings below, flanked by floral cartouches and carved blue bell drops down each side. Connecting leather arms, which are supported by tapered fluted supports, secure the backrest to the seat. The underside of the seat has been webbed in the traditional manner.
The chair stands on protruding splayed legs and terminates on good quality brass castors. The chair rotates 360 degrees; it is height adjustable and also features a reclining mechanism (the tension can be adjusted).
This chair features a rich mid-brown oak 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.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms in the home, especially the office or study as it so comfortable. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Provenance – Adam Style
The Adam style (or Adamesque and “Style of the Brothers Adam”) is an 18th-century neoclassical style of interior design and architecture, as practised by three Scottish brothers, of whom Robert Adam (1728–1792) and James Adam (1732–1794) were the most widely known.
The Adam brothers were the first to advocate an integrated style for architecture and interiors; with walls, ceilings, fireplaces, furniture, fixtures, fittings and carpets all being designed by the Adams as a single uniform scheme. Commonly and mistakenly known as “Adams Style,” the proper term for this style of architecture and furniture is the “Style of the Adam Brothers.”
The Adam style found its niche from the late 1760s in upper class and middle-class residences in 18th-century England, Scotland, Russia (where it was introduced by Scottish architect Charles Cameron), and post-Revolutionary War United States (where it became known as Federal style and took on a variation of its own). The style was superseded from around 1795 onwards by the Regency style and the French Empire style. (Source: Wikipedia).
The chair and mechanism are in original working condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chair frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair frame has been cleaned and polished in our workshop. The chair has been newly upholstered in top quality full grain avocado green leather, which incorporates the traditional brass studwork tacks to the seat perimeter, and webbing to the underside. The revolving mechanism is in good working order, having been cleaned and serviced. There is some play to the mechanism but this is perfectly acceptable, and in line with the age of the chair. The chair stands its original legs (with no breaks) and incorporates good quality brass castors. This item is well constructed, solid in joint and is ready to use.
The following information provides dimensions on when the chair height is lowered and also raised to its highest setting using by adjusting the central threaded steel rod:
External width (feet) = 61cm or 24” or 2ft
External depth = 61cm or 24” or 2ft
Seat width = 48.4cm or 19” or 1ft 7”
Seat depth = 43cm or 16⅞” or 1ft 4⅞”
Seat height (lowered) = 45.5cm or 17⅞” or 1ft 5⅞”
Seat height (raised) = 52.5cm or 20⅝” or 1ft 8⅝”
External height (lowered) = 89.7cm or 35⅜” or 2ft 11⅜”
External height (raised) = 96.5cm or 38” or 3ft 2”
Arm height (lowered) = 67.4cm or 26½” or 2ft 2½”
Arm height (raised) = 73cm or 28¾” or 2ft 4¾”
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Ref. Office Chair 80