• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Quantity: 12
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Wood colour: Red & Brown
• Attributable to James Shoolbred & Co.
• True set (not matched / harlequin)
• Moulded top rail with carved floral centrepiece
• Shaped central horizontal splat
• Reeded serpentine front rail
• Seats newly upholstered in taupe shade wool & cotton material
• Stuff over seat design
• Ring turned fluted front legs
• Sabre rear legs
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent original condition
• Solid in joint
• Free 14 day UK returns period
Here is an example of a top quality set of 12 antique Victorian carved mahogany dining chairs, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. Although not stamped, the design of these chairs is attributable to the renowned furniture makers, James Schoolbred & Co. of London. They feature a shaped moulded top rail, incorporating a carved flower enriched with fine punch work. Likewise, the supporting shaped central rail below features a similar carved design. The carved top and central rail makes this set of chairs more refined than the standard Victorian balloon back chair design. The chairs boast serpentine stuff-over seats, which have been newly upholstered in top quality hard wearing taupe shade wool & cotton upholstery. They stand on ring turned fluted front legs, sabre rear legs and the seat frame boasts an elegant reeded front rail. This set of chairs has been constructed with the best quality mahogany timber available at the time. The chairs are heavy in weight and extremely sturdy.
The chairs feature a rich red and brown mahogany 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. This rich original colour cannot be re-created if they have been re-polished.
These chairs would look good anywhere, from a formal dining room or within a boardroom. They would certainly grace any home or office and are a great investment, as they are extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Although not stamped, the design of these chairs is attributable to the renowned furniture makers, James Schoolbred & Co. of London. James Shoolbred & Co. who was based in Tottenham Court Road London was a highly esteemed & respected furniture manufactures and retailer business between the years 1820 – 1931. They made and sold some of the best quality furniture during the Victorian and Edwardian period. They were also known for incorporating textiles and carpets with their furniture in their own catalogues, which some would say was the birth of the interior design business. James Shoolbred was also granted a Royal warrant by the mid-1880s, which gives an indication of the quality of furniture they produced. Their business was always at the forefront of the latest fashions and evolving tastes of the populous at that time.
This set of chairs is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chairs but nothing significant considering the age of the chairs. This set of chairs has been constructed with the best quality mahogany timber available at the time; the chairs are heavy in weight and extremely sturdy. The stuff over seats has been newly re-upholstered in hardwearing beige structured wool & cotton upholstery. The upholstery is therefore clean, free from wear and marks. The seat frames and chair joints are also solid. The chairs boast a rich red and brown mahogany colour and patination. As they boast the original polish, they have a fantastic colour and patination. This rich original colour cannot be re-created if the chairs have been re-polished. There are also no breaks to the backs, frames or legs of any of the chairs. All chairs are solid in joint and are ready to be used.
External Height = 89.5cm or 35¼” or 2ft 11¼”
External Width = 50.8cm or 20” or 1ft 8”
External Depth = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Seat Height = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat Width = 49.7cm or 19½” or 1ft 7½”
Seat Depth = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Back Height = 43cm or 17” or 1ft 5”
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