A mid 19th century (circa 1850) matched set of ten ash, elm and sycamore spindle back chairs of superb patina from the North West region - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
This set of chairs consists of two armchairs and eight 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, supported on turned front legs with pad feet and square legs to the back, the legs joined with stretchers, the stretcher to the front being turned.
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.
The chairs are supported on turned front legs with a pad foot and square legs to the back, the legs joined with stretchers, the stretcher to the front being turned.
This set of chairs are a matched set, you will see from the images they have some slight differences but are all very similar, probably from the same workshop, the rush seats having been replaced at some time so are all in very good condition.
Reference: similar chairs can be found in the book ‘The English Regional Chair’ by Bernard D. Cotton pages: 343-347.
This set of chairs are in very good condition for age, they are all of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Height: 42.5'' / 108cm
Width: 25'' / 63.5cm
Depth: 18'' / 45.75cm
Seat height: 17.5'' / 44.5cm
Height: 37'' / 94cm
Width: 18.5'' / 47cm
Depth: 15.5'' / 39.5cm
Seat height: 17'' / 43cm