• Item: Set of 4 ladder back chairs
• Circa: 1970
• Style: Victorian
• Wood: Ash, elm & beech
• Provenance: Lancashire, England
• 4 Side chairs
• True set (not matched together)
• Shaped top rail with finials
• Ladder back design
• Shaped splats
• Rush woven seats
• Turned legs
• Turned double stretchers
• Solid / sturdy chairs
• Excellent quality
• Stunning colour & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality set of four sturdy Victorian style (reproduction) ash, elm & beech country farmhouse ladder back rush seated kitchen-dining chairs, circa 1970, in excellent original condition.The chairs boast five shaped horizontal splats, flanked by two upright supports featuring simple finials. The seats have been hand rushed and they are in good condition. The base of the chairs features lovely turned legs and a bulbous shaped stretcher to the front. The front stretcher is heavy and turned – a good sign of quality. The chairs feature twin turned side stretchers and a rear stretcher; which ensures the chairs stand firm on the ground. All chairs are made from top quality ash and elm, and are firm and solid.
This design of chair was originally made in the Lancashire and Cheshire region of the North West of England, but was commonly known as a “Lancashire” chair. They were made for use in kitchens in simple country homes around the North West area during the time of the great mills in the Industrial Revolution.
The chairs exhibit a rich warm brown 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.
These chairs would complement any home, especially the kitchen or dining room. They would certainly grace any home and are a great investment as they are extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
External height = 94.7cm or 37¼” or 3ft 1¼”
External width = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
External depth = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Seat height = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Seat width = 45.5cm or 17⅞” or 1ft 5⅞”
Seat depth = 37.5cm or 14¾” or 1ft 2¾”
Back Height = 50.6cm or 19⅞” or 1ft 7⅞”
This set of four sturdy Victorian style (reproduction) ash, elm and beech ladder back kitchen-dining chairs are in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and rush seat, but nothing significant considering their age. This is a true set of chairs (they have not been matched together). The chairs feature good quality hand woven rush seats. The rush seats are in good condition. Importantly, there are no breaks to the legs or backs of the chairs. The chairs have a lovely warm colour and patination. The chairs have a fantastic colour and patination. The chairs are heavy in weight, which is a good sign of quality. The chairs are well constructed, solid in joint, sit firm on the ground and are ready to use.
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