• Item: Set of 6 Windsor Armchairs
• Circa: 1850
• Period: Early Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid ash, elm & beech
• 6 armchairs
• Well matched harlequin set
• Hoop / Stick Back design
• Nine stick-back spindles
• Oval ash scribe moulded back rail
• Shaped arms on shaped arm supports
• One piece elm saddle scribe moulded seats
• Turned 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 harlequin set of six antique English Victorian ash & elm Windsor armchairs, comprising stick and hoop backs, circa 1850, with stunning grain configuration and colour, in excellent original condition. The armchairs feature nine spindles to the inside of a single piece oval bent ash moulded back rail, supported by a two further supporting spindles at the back of the chair which secure to a wedge shape projection at the rear of each seat for additional strength. The back rail is secured to stunning single piece saddle shaped elm seats by shaped arms on shaped supports. The armchairs are raised on turned legs, connected by “H” form stretchers, which makes them a firm utility chair, ideal for daily use in the kitchen. 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 elm seats.
These armchairs boast the classic country styling; they would be at home in either a traditional or contemporary setting in a kitchen or dining room 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.
If you are looking for a different number of chairs, we do have other size sets available.
As this is a harlequin (well matched) set of chairs, we have detailed below the variation in the chair dimensions:
External Height = 85.5cm or 33⅝” or 2ft 9⅝” (min) – 89.5cm or 35¼” or 2ft 11¼” (max)
External Width = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼” (min) – 55cm or 21⅝” or 1ft 9⅝” (max)
External Depth = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼” (min) – 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½” (max)
Seat Height = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½” (min) 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾” (max)
Seat Width (between arms) = 37cm or 14½” or 1ft 2½” (min) – 39cm or 15⅜” or 1ft 3⅜” (max)
Seat Depth = 36cm or 14⅛” or 1ft 2⅛” (min) – 39cm or 15⅜” or 1ft 3⅜” (max)
Arm Height = 64cm or 25⅛” or 2ft 1⅛” (min) – 67cm or 26⅜” or 2ft 2⅜” (max)
Back Height = 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾ (min) – 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞” (max)
These antique Victorian Windsor ash and elm armchairs are in excellent original condition overall. 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 wax-polished, by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop to revive the stunning colour and grain configuration. This is a harlequin (well 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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