A charming provincially made and very comfortable chair, peg jointed and made by hand in c. 1770
30 inches wide arm to arm, 31 inches high and 17.5 inches deep from front leg to each side leg.
Floor to seat is 18.5 inches.
For metric please multiply by 2.5
A sturdy and very original George III solid elm corner chair with pierced splats and tulip turned supports to the bowed arm rail. The substantial seat frame with drop in seat newly upholstered in a top quality Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company upholstery fabric with a cream ground and a small blue/grey scroll pattern – this design copied from an early 18th century fabric fragment.
The chair is heavy and robust with no weak or loose joints. The seat pad drops into the original frame and the legs have a well chamfered inner face as is typical of the form of such chairs in this period. There are a tiny number of old worm holes – about ten and these are long since dead, some small restorations with an old and early Victorian forged iron strap to the inner frame of the seat beneath the seat pad, some replaced glue blocks – again beneath the seat - and minor wear and depletions to the tips of the feet consistent with age and careful use.
The elm has developed a fantastic deep and rich colour and the dark swirling grain is beautiful.
A charming provincially made and very comfortable chair, peg jointed and made by hand in c. 1770.