Carvers: 20.5 inches wide, 21 inches deep and 42 inches high. Floor to seat is 17.5 inches.
Standards: 18.5 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 41 inches high. Floor to seat is 17.5 inches.
For metric please multiply by 2.5
From a local estate, a beautiful and rarely found true set of twelve Derbyshire back stools each with relief carved horizontal splats set with open flower heads, scrolls and foliage.
The uprights with punched decoration and scrolled carved terminals.
Original throughout including the boarded seats which are set within a well turned and blocked underframe. The front stretchers bulb turned and the splats applied with drop finials. Peg jointed, heavy and sturdy.
The set comes with drop in seat pads, eight are early 19th century and hand embroidered and four have been later recovered in a plain blue velvet. The chairs sat around two tables in different rooms of the house but are one true set. The seat pads can easily be re-upholstered if required to match your decor.
The whole set has a consistently beautiful rich and warm colour. The seats, splats and arms have particularly good patination. The well turned front stretchers with a little natural wear from centuries of use and there are a few small repairs/restorations to some of the chairs but nothing structural or unusual. The chairs are in truly excellent condition for age with no movement in the joints or weakness in the structure and no replaced timbers.
An absolutely super set of early Derbyshire back stools. Marvellous!