• Item: Revolving office armchair
• Circa: 1895
• Period: Late Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid ash & oak
• Height adjustable mechanism
• Curved bar back with pierced handle
• Wrap around arms
• Elegant vertical ring turned spindle supports
• Professionally French polished by hand
• Newly upholstered in sage green leather
• Hand tacked brass stud seat
• Splayed oak legs
• Solid brass castors
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Adjustable height
• Cleaned & serviced mechanism
• Very comfortable
• Lovely mellow colour
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian solid ash & oak revolving office desk arm chair, circa 1895, which has been newly upholstered and French polished by hand, is now in excellent condition. We can specifically date this chair as the date “6.1.95” is stamped into the cast iron central block on the underneath of the chair (see photo). The armchair features a comfortable curved oak bar back, incorporating a pierced handle, above an ash curved rail, which also forms down-curved wrap around arms, supported by a bank of elegant ring turned spindles. The chair seat has been newly upholstered, to a professional standard, in top quality full grain sage leather, which has been finished with hand-tacked brass studs to the perimeter. The chair has also been French polished, by hand, to a professional standard. The chair sits on four splayed solid oak legs that terminate on replacement English made solid brass castors. The office chair incorporates a revolving mechanism which rotates 360 degrees; the seat height can be adjusted simply by turning the seat one way or the other to raise and lower the chair. The chair mechanism has been cleaned, restored and serviced and is in excellent working order. The chair frame is sturdy and the item is extremely comfortable to sit on, as it features a lovely padded seat.
The armchair features a golden-brown colour. It has a lovely colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This Victorian 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.
The desk chair and mechanism are in excellent condition, considering its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chair but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair has been glued and the frame French polished by hand, to a professional standard. The chair seat has been newly upholstered, to a professional standard, in top quality full grain sage green leather, which incorporates the traditional brass studwork tacks to the seat perimeter. Therefore, the leather is in excellent condition, with no wear, fading or damage. The adjustable height mechanism is in good working order, having just been cleaned, restored 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 features a golden-brown colour, having been professionally French polished, by hand, in our workshops. The chair sits on four splayed solid legs that terminate on replacement English made solid brass castors. This Victorian 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) = 90.8cm or 35¾” or 2ft 11¾”
External height (lowered) = 78.2cm or 30¾” or 2ft 6¾”
External width = 62.8cm or 24¾” or 2ft ¾”
External depth = 62.8cm or 24¾” or 2ft ¾”
Seat height (raised) = 59.4cm or 23⅜” or 1ft 11⅜”
Seat height (lowered) = 47.2cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Seat width (between arms) = 46.6cm or 18⅜” or 1ft 6⅜”
Seat width (whole of seat) = 54cm or 21¼” or 1ft 9¼”
Seat depth = 43.6cm or 17⅛” or 1ft 5⅛”
Arm height (raised) = 81.7cm or 32⅛” or 2ft 8⅛”
Arm height (lowered) = 69.2cm or 27¼” or 2ft 3¼”
Back height (from seat) = 35.2cm or 13⅞” or 1ft 1⅞”
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