• Circa: 1850
• Number of chairs: 8
• In the style of Hepplewhite period (c. 1775 – 1800)
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• 6 Side Chairs
• 2 Arm chairs
• Shield back design
• Reeded centre pierced back splat
• Carved wheat central motif
• Moulded vertical rails
• Stuff over seat design
• Newly upholstered seats
• Taupe structured wool & cotton upholstery
• Tapering reeded front legs on spade feet
• Sabre rear legs
• Original polish
• Good quality
• Solid in joint
• True set (not matched together)
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique set of 8 English mahogany Georgian Hepplewhite style dining chairs, constructed in the early Victorian period, circa 1850, in good condition. The set consists of six side chairs and two armchairs. The chairs are constructed of solid mahogany and feature a moulded shield back design; incorporating a central carved wheat motif pediment above five finely executed pierced moulded shaped splats, flanked by moulded vertical rails. The stuff over seats have been newly upholstered in top quality hard wearing taupe structured wool and cotton upholstery, finished with cream coloured braid, with traditional webbing and hessian material to the underside. Therefore the seats are in excellent and clean condition, with no marks. The seats are firm but comfortable; you do not sink into the seat.
The chairs are raised on tapering moulded legs, terminating on spade feet to the front, with sabre legs to the rear, united by a “H” stretcher for additional strength. The armchairs mirror the design of the singles, with the addition of two splayed reeded arms, secured by shaped vertical supports. The underside of the chairs retains their wooden slat corner supports; later chairs were constructed with solid corner blocks. Please note, this is a true set of chairs; they have not been matched together from smaller sets of similar chairs.
The Hepplewhite design was a very popular style during the late Georgian period in England designed by the famous cabinetmaker, George Hepplewhite. One characteristic that is seen in many of his designs is a shield-shaped chair back, where an expansive shield appeared in place of a narrower splat design. George Hepplewhite (who lived between 1727 to 1786) is regarded as having been one of the “big three” English furniture makers of the 18th century, along with Thomas Sheraton and Thomas Chippendale.
The chairs feature a rich dark brown mahogany colour. As they boast the original polish,they have a lovely colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
The chairs would look superb in the dining or boardroom. 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.
These dining chairs are in good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, frames and legs, but nothing significant considering the age of them. The seats have been newly upholstered; therefore the fabric is in excellent and clean condition, with no marks. The upholstery is therefore clean, free from wear and marks. If you do not like the colour/style of the upholstery, we can recover the seats in a fabric of your choice. If you would like the seats recovered, please contact us for a quote. The chairs retain the original polish; therefore they boast a fantastic patination and colour, which cannot be recreated if the chairs were re-polished. This is a true set from the day of their construction (they have not been matched together from smaller sets of similar chairs). The chairs are solid in joint; they do not wobble and they are ready to use.
External height = 98.5cm or 38¾” or 3ft 2¾”
External width = 57cm or 22½” or 1ft 10½”
External depth = 55cm or 21⅝” or 1ft 9⅝”
Seat height = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Seat width = 50.3cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”
Seat depth = 44.5cm or 17½” or 1ft 5½”
Arm Height = 70cm or 27½” or 2ft 3½”
Back height = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Side Chair Dimensions:
External Height = 95cm or 37⅜” or 3ft 1⅜”
External Width = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
External Depth = 50cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”
Seat Height = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat Width = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Seat Depth = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Back Height = 49.5cm or 19½” or 1ft 7½”
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