Antique Edwardian Oak Revolving Office Armchair (Circa 1900)
This is a very good quality antique English Edwardian oak revolving office armchair (circa 1900).
• Item Revolving office chair
• Circa 1900
• Period Edwardian
• Provenance Sheffield, England, UK
• Cabinet maker Cole Brothers
• Wood oak
• Elegant fan back
• Elegant scrolled arms
• Shaped saddle seat
• Splayed legs
• Brass castors
• Rotates 360 degrees
• Reclining action
• Adjustable height
• Very comfortable
• Excellent condition
• Original polish
• Excellent condition
• 14 day free UK returns policy
This is a very good quality antique English Edwardian oak revolving office armchair (circa 1900), built by the cabinetmakers, Cole Brothers Upholsterers in Sheffield, England. The chair features a metal plate stamped “Cole Brothers Upholsterers in Sheffield, England” on the underside of the seat. The threaded central rod and screw under the seat is stamped “Patented in GB & US”. The chair features an elegant shaped splayed fine fan back, “s” shaped arms and a contoured saddle seat. The shaped splayed legs sit on brass castors. The chair rotates 360 degrees the seat height can be adjusted by turning a ribbed metal screw on the underside of the chair. The chair also features a reclining action. The chair is very comfortable as it features a saddle shaped seat.
This item features a rich golden oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination this 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 in the home, especially the office or study as it so comfortable. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The chair is marked “Coles Brothers Ltd, Upholsterers, Sheffield”. Still known to many of its customers as Cole Brothers, this Sheffield landmark has a proud heritage, dating back to 1847. In 1919 the business was sold to H. Gordon Selfridge, the American entrepreneur, who some ten years earlier had opened the successful department store in London`s Oxford Street, and Cole Brothers became part of the growing Selfridge Provincial Stores Group.
The chair and mechanism is in excellent original condition. The brass castors are later replacements (these are in excellent condition). Importantly, there are no breaks to the legs, backs or arms. Importantly, the reclining mechanism and adjustable height mechanism is also in excellent working order. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. Free of woodworm, solid in joint and ready to use.
The following information provides dimensions on when the chair height is lowered and also raised to its highest setting using by adjusting the central steel rod
External width (feet) = 62.5cm or 24¾ “ or 2ft 0¾”
External depth (feet) = 62.5cm or 24¾ “ or 2ft 0¾”
Seat width = 50cm or 19¾” or 1ft 8¾”
Seat depth = 46cm or 18” or 1ft 6”
Seat height (lowered) = 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾”
Seat height (raised) = 57cm or 22½” or 1ft 10½”
External height (lowered) = 89cm or 35” or 2ft 11”
External height (raised) = 98.5cm or 38¾” or 3ft 2¾”
Arm height (lowered) = 68.7cm or 27” or 2ft 3”
Arm height (raised) = 78.3cm or 30¾” or 2ft 6¾”