• Item: Revolving office armchair
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Style: Art Nouveau
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid cherry wood
• High back design
• Curved bar back
• Central fan splat
• Reclining & height adjustable mechanism
• Elegant arms
• Newly upholstered in olive green leather
• Hand tacked brass stud seat
• Splayed legs
• Steel & ceramic porcelain castors
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Reclining back action
• Height adjustable
• Very comfortable
• Cleaned & serviced mechanism
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14 day free UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality and rare antique English Edwardian cherry wood and green leather revolving office armchair, with an Art Nouveau influence, featuring a reclining and height adjustable mechanism, circa 1910, in excellent condition. Chairs of this style are usually made from oak. The armchair features a curved bar back, connected to shaped arms, supported by an elegant splayed vertical high fan back (ideal for greater back support). The chair seat has been newly upholstered in top quality full grain olive green leather, which has been finished with hand-tacked brass studs to the perimeter. The underside of the seat has been re-webbed in the traditional manner. The front and sides of the seat are decorated with a scroll shaped frieze. The chair sits on four splayed legs that terminate on its steel and porcelain castors. The chair mechanism has been restored and serviced and is in excellent working order. The chair incorporates a mechanism allowing it to rotate 360 degrees and recline backwards. The seat height can be adjusted by turning a ribbed metal screw on the underside of the chair. The mechanism also features a reclining action, the tension of which can be adjusted by turning a small wheel at the front of the mechanism. The chair is extremely comfortable to sit on as it features a lovely padded seat with a high back.
The armchair features a rich cherry wood 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 is so comfortable. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
History of Art Nouveau Period:
Dating between 1896-1914, the Art Nouveau period was known for women with long hair, flowers and curves, and so is Art Nouveau furniture. The Paris Exposition of 1900 introduced furniture styles reflecting what was happening in the rest of the design world, such as jewellery and silver. This style of furniture was not warmly embraced, as the sweeping lines were not very conducive to mass production. The French however, held it in higher esteem. Legs tend to be sweeping or cabriole.
The chair and mechanism are in excellent 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 seat has been newly upholstered in top quality full grain olive green leather, which incorporates the traditional brass studwork tacks to the seat perimeter and traditional hessian material to the underside. Therefore, the leather is in excellent new condition, with no wear, fading or damage. The reclining and adjustable height mechanism is in good working order, having just 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 features a rich colour, having been cleaned and polished in our workshops. The chairs’ steel and porcelain castors are also in good condition. This item is solid in joint and 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 steel rod:
External height (raised) = 98.5cm or 38¾” or 3ft 2¾”
External height (lowered) = 87.6cm or 34½” or 2ft 10½”
External width = 60cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
External depth = 60cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
Seat height (raised) = 58.5cm or 23” or 1ft 11”
Seat height (lowered) = 47.3cm or 18⅝” or 1ft 6⅝”
Seat width (between arms) = 49.2cm or 19⅜” or 1ft 7⅜”
Seat width (to edge of seat) = 52.2cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Seat Depth = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Arm height (raised) = 77.4cm or 30½” or 2ft 6½”
Arm height (lowered) = 66.3cm or 26⅛” or 2ft 2⅛”
Back height (from seat) = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
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Ref. Office Chair 151