• Item: Reading Armchair
• Circa: 1850
• Period: Mid Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Reclining design
• Moulded frame
• Serpentine seat design
• Scroll arms
• Carved cabriole legs
• Splayed legs to rear
• Deep buttoned upholstery
• Newly upholstered in full-grain tan leather
• Incorporates the original horsehair fillings
• Sprung seat
• Original porcelain mug castors
• Lovel colour & patination to frame
• Extremely comfortable
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
Here is a fine example of a top-quality antique English Victorian mahogany & tan leather reading armchair, circa 1850, which has been newly upholstered and is in excellent condition. The chair has been newly upholstered to a professional standard in top quality full grain tan brown leather; incorporating the original horsehair fillings and showing exceptional craftsmanship with the deep button upholstery to the back and arms. The leather is finished with hand-tacked antique brass studs to the perimeter of the upholstery and traditional hessian backing to the underside. The armchair boasts a top-quality moulded mahogany frame, with a reclining back, scrolled carved arms set above a serpentine moulded front rail on carved cabriole legs to the front and splayed legs to the rear. The chair retains its original brass and porcelain mug castors. The quality of the timber and carvings to this chair frame is second to none compared to similar chairs on the market today. This chair is extremely comfortable, has a fantastic original colour and is in excellent condition.
This Victorian armchair would look superb in a variety of rooms from the bedroom, living room or hallway. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. The armchair features a rich brown mahogany colour. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
External Height = 90cm or 35½” or 2ft 11½”
External Width = 69cm or 27⅛” or 2ft 3⅛”
External Depth = 82cm or 32¼” or 2ft 8 ¼”
Seat Height = 41.5cm or 16⅜” or 1ft 4⅜”
Seat Width = 43cm or 17” or 1ft 5”
Seat Depth = 55.5cm or 21⅞” or 1ft 9⅞”
Arm Height = 58.5cm or 23” or 1ft 11”
This Victorian armchair is in excellent overall condition. The chair has been newly upholstered to a professional standard with top quality full grain tan leather; therefore, the leather is in excellent condition and is free from any holes, damage or rips. The underside of the seat is finished with traditional hessian backing. The arms, frame and seat are completely solid and show no signs of movement. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the mahogany frame. The mahogany frame has been French polished by hand in our workshop to revive the wonderful colour and patination of the timer. The chair sits on its original mug castors. This chair is solid in joint and ready to use.
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