A matched set of eight mid 19th century (circa 1850) ash spindle back chairs from the North West region of superb patina (colour) - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
This set of chairs consist of two armchairs and six single chairs, the armchairs each with a shaped top rail with upper and lower galleries of five turned spindles and a row of seven smaller turned spindles to the middle with uprights to either side.
The shaped arms supported by turned underarm supports leading down to a rush seat with wooden protective strip to the front, sides and back.
The chairs are supported on turned legs to the front with pad feet with square legs to the back, the legs joined with stretchers with turned stretcher to the front.
The single chairs consist of a shaped top rail with two rows of five turned spindles with uprights to either side leading down to a rush seat with wooden protective strip on all four sides, supported on turned legs to the front with a pad foot and square legs to the back, the legs joined with stretchers with turned stretcher to the front.
This set of chairs are a matched set, you will see from the images they have some slight differences but are all very similar, the rush seats have been replaced at some time so are all in very good condition, the seats also having swabs.
This set of chairs are in very good condition for age, they are all of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Reference: similar chairs can be found in the book ‘The English Regional Chair’ by Bernard D. Cotton pages 343-347
Armchair 1 & 2:
Height: 41.5'' / 105.5cm Height: 41.5'' / 105.5cm
Width: 21.5'' / 54.5cm Width: 24'' / 61cm
Depth: 20'' / 51cm Depth: 19'' / 48cm
Seat height: 16.5'' / 42cm Seat height: 16'' / 40.5cm
Arm height: 27.5'' / 70cm Arm height: 25'' / 63.5cm
Singles (average size):
Height: 38'' / 96.5cm
Width: 19.5'' / 49.5cm
Depth: 16'' / 40.5cm
Seat height: 16.5'' / 42cm