• Item: Revolving office armchair
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Style: Art Nouveau
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Reclining & height adjustable mechanism
• Rotates 360 degrees
• High back design
• Curved bar back
• Central fan splat
• Newly upholstered in sage green leather
• Hand tacked brass stud seat
• Splayed oak legs
• English made solid brass & mug castors
• 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 antique English Edwardian solid oak and leather swivel / revolving office desk arm chair, with an Art Nouveau influence, featuring a serviced reclining and height adjustable mechanism, circa 1910, in excellent condition. The armchair features a curved bar back, connected to shaped arms, supported by an elegant splayed vertical high fan back (ideal for stronger back support). The chair seat has been newly upholstered in top quality full grain sage 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 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 chair sits on four splayed solid oak legs which terminate on top quality replacement English made solid brass & mug castors. The chair is extremely comfortable to sit on as it features a lovely padded seat with a high back.
The armchair features a rich golden-brown oak colour. The chair has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop, therefore the polish and patination is of an excellent standard.
This oak swivel desk chair 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 sage 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 has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop, therefore the polish and patination is of an excellent standard. The chair sits on four splayed solid oak legs which terminate on top quality replacement English made solid brass & mug castors. This oak swivel desk chair 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) = 106.4cm or 41⅞” or 3ft 5⅞”
External height (lowered) = 99cm or 39” or 3ft 3”
External width = 64cm or 25¼” or 2ft 1¼”
External depth = 64cm or 25¼” or 2ft 1¼”
Seat height (raised) = 54.5cm or 21½” or 1ft 9½”
Seat height (lowered) = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Seat width (between arms) = 47.5cm or 18¾” or 1ft 6¾”
Seat width (to edge of seat) = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Seat Depth = 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾”
Arm height (raised) = 74.2cm or 29¼” or 2ft 5¼”
Arm height (lowered) = 66cm or 26” or 2ft 2”
Back height (from seat) = 56.5cm or 22¼” or 1ft 10¼”
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