• Item: Revolving Office Armchair
• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Newly upholstered
• Brown leather
• Deep buttoned backrest, arms & seat
• Traditional upholstered fillings
• Ring-turned oak spindles
• Foliate carved motif to arm fronts
• Comfortable sprung padded seat
• Hand tacked brass studwork
• Splayed oak legs
• English made solid brass castors
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Extremely comfortable
• Cleaned & serviced mechanism
• Excellent quality & condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy
This is a stunning quality antique English Victorian oak and brown leather revolving captain’s office desk arm chair, circa 1880, which has been newly upholstered, and is in excellent condition.
This style of chair was also known as a “Captains chair” and boasts large proportions. The chair incorporates a curved, buttoned padded backrest, secured to oak wraparound upholstered arms, all supported by a bank of turned spindles. The fronts of the arms also boast a foliate carved motif. The chair has been newly & professionally upholstered with traditional horsehair filling and top-quality full grain brown leather, finished with hand-tacked brass studs to the perimeter. The seat has been re-sprung, to ensure it is firm but comfortable; therefore, it is supportive and extremely comfortable to sit it. The underside of the seat has been covered with traditional hessian in the traditional manner. The beautiful chair stands on its original splayed oak legs that terminate on replacement English made solid brass & mug castors.
The chair rotates 360 degrees the mechanism runs smoothly. The chair mechanism is in good working order, having been cleaned and serviced. This chair is not designed to recline, which was common in early desk chairs.
The chair exhibits a rich brown oak 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 swivel leather 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.
This is a stunning quality antique English Victorian oak and brown leather revolving captain’s office desk arm chair, circa 1880, which has been newly upholstered, and is in excellent condition. The chair and mechanism are in excellent working condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the oak frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair has been newly & professionally upholstered in the traditional manner with top-quality full grain brown 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 recovered with hessian 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 is finished in 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 oak colour, having been cleaned and French polished by hand in our workshop. The chair stands on its original splayed oak legs that terminate on replacement English made solid brass & mug castors, which are in excellent condition. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 82.5cm or 32½” or 2ft 8½”
External width = 69cm or 27⅛” or 2ft 3⅛”
External depth = 69cm or 27⅛” or 2ft 3⅛”
Seat height = 52.2cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Seat width (between arms) = 48.6cm or 19⅛” or 1ft 7⅛”
Seat width (whole of seat) = 58cm or 22⅞” or 1ft 10⅞”
Seat depth = 57cm or 22½” or 1ft 10½”
Arm height = 81cm or 31⅞” or 2ft 7⅞”
Back height (from seat) = 31.3cm or 12⅜” or 1ft ⅜”
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