• Item: Set of 6 ladder back chairs
• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Wood: Ash & elm
• Provenance: Lancashire, England
• 6 Side chairs
• True set (not matched together)
• Shaped top rail with finials
• Ladder back design
• Shaped splats
• Rush woven seats
• Turned legs
• Turned double stretchers
• Solid / sturdy chairs
• Excellent quality
• Stunning colour & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a good quality set of six sturdy antique Victorian ash & elm country farmhouse ladder back rush seated kitchen-dining chairs, circa 1880, in good original condition.This true set (they have not been matched together) consists of 6 side chairs. The chairs boast five shaped horizontal splats, flanked by two upright supports featuring simple finials. The seats have been hand rushed and they are in good condition. The base of the chairs features lovely turned legs and a bulbous shaped stretcher to the front. The front stretcher is heavy and turned – a good sign of quality. The chairs feature twin turned side stretchers and a rear stretcher; which ensures the chairs 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This design of chair was originally made in the Lancashire and Cheshire region of the North West of England, but was commonly known as a “Lancashire” chair.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.
The chairs exhibit a rich warm brown colour. As they boast the original polish, they have a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning they have received.
These chairs would compliment any home, especially 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.
External height = 100cm or 39⅜” or 3ft 3⅜”
External width = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
External depth = 43cm or 17” or 1ft 5”
Seat height = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Seat width = 50cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”
Seat depth = 36cm or 14⅛” or 1ft 2⅛”
Back Height = 54.5cm or 21½” or 1ft 9½”
These chairs are in good condition. This is a true set of chairs (they have not been matched together). The chairs feature good quality hand woven rush seats. The rush seats are in good condition. Importantly, there are no breaks to the legs or backs of the chairs. The chairs have a lovely warm colour and patination. The chairs have a fantastic colour and patination. 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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