This is a very good quality antique English ash& elm Victorian smokers’ bow armchair, circa 1880.
• Item Smokers’ Bow Armchair
• 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 armchair, circa 1880. The armchair features a shaped gallery back, which makes the chair 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 chair. 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 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 it has a fantastic colour. The chair is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 82.9cm or 32⅝” or 2ft 8⅝”
External Width = 71.3cm or 28” or 2ft 4”
External Depth = 54cm or 21¼” or 1ft 9¼”
Seat Height = 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾”
Seat Width = 40cm or 15¾” or 1ft 3¾”
Seat Depth = 43cm or 16⅝” or 1ft 4⅝”
Arm Height = 73cm or 28¾” or 2ft 4¾”
Back Height = 38.7cm or 15¼” or 1ft 3¼”