• Item: Period set of 10 spindle back chairs
• Circa: 1810
• Period: Georgian
• Wood: Ash & elm
• Provenance: Lancashire, England
• 2 Armchairs
• 8 Side chairs
• Harlequin set (matched)
• Shaped top rail with finials
• Spindle back design
• Rush woven seats
• Turned legs
• Turned double stretchers
• Solid in joint
• Excellent quality
• Excellent colour & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality harlequin period set of ten ash & elm country farmhouse spindle-back rush seated kitchen-dining chairs, circa 1810, in good original condition. This harlequin (matched) set consists of 2 armchairs and 8 side chairs. The chairs boast a prominent shaped top rail, flanked by two upright supports featuring simple finials. Below, there is a bank of refined turned spindles, secured by two horizontal bowed rails. The seats have been hand rushed and they are in good condition. The base of the chairs features lovely turned legs. Six of the side chairs feature a simple turned stretcher to the front, while the other two side chairs and the armchairs boast bulbous turned stretchers to the front. The front stretchers are heavy and turned – a good sign of quality. The chairs feature twin connecting turned side stretchers and a rear stretcher; which ensures they stand firm on the ground. All chairs are made from top quality ash and elm and are firm and solid.
This design of chair was originally made in the Lancashire and Cheshire region of the North West of England, but was commonly known as a “Lancashire” chair. They were made for use in kitchens in simple country homes around the North West area during the time of the great mills in the Industrial Revolution.
They would compliment any home, especially in the kitchen or dining room. They would certainly grace any home and are a great investment as they are extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Side Chair Dimensions:
As this is a harlequin (matched set), there will be slight variations in the chair dimensions. The dimensions listed below are from a sample chair.
External height = 100.2cm or 39½” or 3ft 3½”
External width = 50.2cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”
External depth = 43cm or 17” or 1ft 5”
Seat height = 43.4cm or 17⅛” or 1ft 5⅛”
Seat width = 46.6cm or 18⅜” or 1ft 6⅜”
Seat depth = 34cm or 13⅜” or 1ft 1⅜”
Back Height = 54cm or 21¼” or 1ft 9¼”
Arm Chair Dimensions:
External height = 111.4cm or 43⅞” or 3ft 7⅞”
External width = 60.7cm or 23⅞” or 1ft 11⅞”
External depth = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Seat height = 44.5cm or 17½” or 1ft 5½
Seat width (between arms) = 48.5cm or 19⅛” or 1ft 7⅛
Seat width (whole of seat) = 56.6cm or 22¼” or 1ft 10¼”
Seat depth = 38.2cm or 15” or 1ft 3”
Arm height = 71cm or 28” or 2ft 4”
Back height = 66.5cm or 26⅛” or 2ft 2⅛”
These chairs are in good original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chair frames and feet but nothing significant considering the age of them. This is a harlequin set of chairs, which means the side chairs are a matched set. Therefore, there will therefore be small variations in sizes. The chairs boast good quality hand woven rush seats. The rush seating is present and in good condition. The chairs boast a stunning rich colour and patination; it cannot be re-created by re-polishing or with new chairs. The chairs are heavy in weight, which is a good sign of quality. The chairs are well constructed, solid in joint, sit firm on the ground and are ready to use.
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Ref. Dining Chairs 116