• Item: Revolving Office Armchair
• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Newly upholstered
• Burgundy red leather
• Upholstered curved buttoned backrest
• Horsehair filling
• Carved back splats
• Comfortable sprung buttoned seat
• Hand tacked brass studwork
• Shaped mahogany legs
• Solid brass & mug castors
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Extremely comfortable
• Serviced mechanism
• Excellent quality
• Good condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14 day free UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian mahogany and burgundy red leather revolving captain’s office armchair, circa 1880, which has been newly upholstered, and is in excellent condition. This style of chair was also known as a “Captains chair”. The chair incorporates a curved, buttoned padded backrest, secured to oak wraparound arms, on shaped vertical supports. Below, the back incorporates a central vertical carved splat and shaped vertical arm and back supports. The chair has been newly upholstered with horsehair and top quality full grain burgundy red leather, which has been finished with hand-tacked brass studs to the perimeter. The seat has been re-sprung, to ensure it is firm but comfortable. The underside of the seat has been re-webbed in the traditional manner. This beautiful piece sits on four splayed mahogany legs, terminating on solid brass & mug castors. The chair rotates 360 degrees, the seat height is fixed and the chair is not designed to recline or be height adjustable. The chair mechanism is in good working order, having been cleaned and serviced. The chair is extremely comfortable to sit on.
The chair exhibits a rich brown mahogany colour. As its 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.
The chair and mechanism are in excellent working condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the mahogany frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair has been newly upholstered with horsehair and top quality full grain burgundy red leather, which has been finished with hand-tacked brass studs to the perimeter. The seat has been re-sprung, to ensure it is firm but comfortable. The underside of the seat has been re-webbed in the traditional manner. Therefore, the leather is in excellent condition, with no signs of wear and tear, damage or holes etc. The chair frame incorporates the traditional brass studwork tacks to the padded seat perimeter. The mechanism has been cleaned and serviced. There is some play to the revolving mechanism but this is perfectly acceptable, and in line with the age of this piece of furniture. There are no breaks to the cast iron revolving mechanism. The chair frame features a rich brown mahogany colour, having been cleaned and polished in our workshops. The chairs’ brass & mug solid castors are also in good condition. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 84.7cm or 33⅜” or 2ft 9⅜”
External Width = 62.5cm or 24⅝” or 2ft ⅝”
External Depth = 69cm or 27⅛” or 2ft 3⅛”
Seat height = 49.5cm or 19½” or 1ft 7½”
Seat width (inside arms) = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat width (whole of seat) = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Seat Depth = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Arm Height = 71.7cm or 28¼” or 2ft 4¼”
Back Height = 40cm or 15¾” or 1ft 3¾”
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Ref. Office Chair 133