This is a very good quality pair of antique English Victorian ash & elm smokers’ bow armchairs, circa 1880.
• Item Pair 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 pair of antique English Victorian ash & elm smokers’ bow armchairs, circa 1880. Each 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. Each chair features a wonderful elm saddle shaped seat, which displays the original colour and patination of the grain. Below the chair seats, double “H” stretchers connect the turned legs, which gives the chairs added strength and robustness. Each chair offers the classic smokers bow shape and has good proportions. Each chair is very comfortable, solid in joint and has a superb colour / patination.
These chairs are 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 days work.
This item would add character and warmth to the living room, dining room, hallway or office of any house. This item would compliment any home so don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This matched pair of smokers’ bow armchairs is in excellent original condition. 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. Each chair boasts the original polish and patination, which means they have a fantastic colour. Free of woodworm, solid in joint and ready to use.
Chair 1 Dimension (left hand side)
External Height = 77.5cm or 2ft 6½”
External Width = 65cm or 2ft 1½”
External Depth = 53cm or 1ft 9”
Seat Height = 44.5cm or 1ft 5½”
Seat Width = 48.5cm or 1ft 7”
Seat Depth = 45cm or 1ft 5¾”
Arm Height = 70cm or 2ft 3½”
Chair 2 Dimension (right hand side)
External Height = 81cm or 2ft 8”
External Width = 63cm or 2ft 0¾”
External Depth = 52cm or 1ft 8½”
Seat Height = 46cm or 1ft 6”
Seat Width = 48cm or 1ft 7”
Seat Depth = 46cm or 1ft 6”
Arm Height = 73cm or 2ft 4¾”
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