This is a very good quality antique English ash & elm Victorian smokers’ bow armchair, circa 1880.
• Item Smokers’ Bow Armchairs
• Circa 1880
• Provenance England, UK
• Period Victorian
• Wood Elm & Ash
• Low back
• Curved back gallery
• Out splayed arms
• Wide hand grips
• Shaped saddle seat
• Double stretchers for strength
• Turned legs
• Very comfortable
• Superb colour / patination
• Solid in joint
• 14 day free UK return policy
This is a very good quality antique English ash & elm Victorian smokers’ bow armchairs, circa 1880. The armchair features a shaped gallery back, which makes these chairs extremely comfortable and practical for everyday use. Below the gallery back there is a bank of turned spindles and at each side, good wide splayed arms that helps for gripping the chairs. The chair features a wonderful elm saddle shaped seat, which displays the original colour and patination of the grain. Below the chair seat, double ‘H’ stretchers connect the turned legs, which gives this chair added strength and robustness. This chair offers the classic smokers bow shape and has good proportions. The chair is very comfortable, solid in joint and has a superb colour / patination.
This type of chair is commonly called ‘Captains’ chairs but really they were smokers’ bows, which were used to relax in and have a smoke at the end of a hard day’s work.
This chair features a rich ash & elm colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination, which can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it, has have received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hall way or kitchen. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This smokers’ bow armchair is in excellent original condition. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination (this cannot be reproduced with re-polishing). Importantly, there are no breaks to the spindles, arms or legs. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chair boasts the original polish and patination, which means they have a fantastic colour. The chair is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 79.2cm or 31⅕” or 2ft 7⅕”
External Width = 56.5cm or 22¼” or 1ft 10¼”
External Depth = 57cm or 22½” or 1ft 10½”
Seat Height = 44cm or 17⅓” or 1ft 5⅓”
Seat Width = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat Depth = 46.5cm or 18⅓” or 1ft 6⅓”
Arm Height = 73.5cm or 29″ or 2ft 5″
Back Height = 38cm or 15″ or 1ft 3″