• Item: Harlequin set of 5 spindle back chairs
• Circa: 1790
• Period: George III
• Wood: Ash & elm
• Provenance: Lancashire, England
• 5 Side chairs
• True set (not matched together)
• Shaped top rail with finials
• Spindle back design
• Rush woven seats
• Turned legs
• Turned double stretchers
• Solid in joint
• Excellent quality
• Stunning colour & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Description: This is a good quality harlequin set of five period antique ash & elm country farmhouse spindle-back rush seated kitchen-dining chairs, circa 1790, boasting stunning colour and patination, which are in good condition. This harlequin (matched) set, which consists of 5 side chairs. The chairs boast a prominent shaped top rail, consisting of ‘ears’ on either side and supported on both sides by upright supports. One of the chairs also boasts a superior scribe moulded top rail. Below, the chairs have two banks 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 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This design of chair was originally made in the Lancashire and Cheshire region of the North West of England, but was commonly known as a “Lancashire” chair.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 it has 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.
Dimensions: External height = 95.4cm or 37½” or 3ft 1½” External width = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞” External depth = 40cm or 15¾” or 1ft 3¾” Seat height = 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾” Seat width = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞” Seat depth = 35.5cm or 14” or 1ft 2” Back Height = 52.8cm or 20¾” or 1ft 8¾”
Condition Report: These chairs are in good condition. This is a harlequin (matched) set of chairs. 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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