A late 19thc high back mahogany open armchair of superb quality, attributed to C & R Light 1881. ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
The top rail has carved gadrooned decoration with a central shield & flower design.
This is supported on each side by turned & fluted columns leading down to the upholstered arms. These have a scroll support underneath each arm.
There is a moulded & shaped front rail supported by 2 turned & fluted front legs on brass castors. The two back legs are of splay design, again with brass castors.
The back, arms & seat have been re-upholstered, some years ago, in a black, leather look material, possibly Rexine & this has a slightly worn appearance.
The upholstery is fixed with copper dome-headed studs.
The frame of this chair is in excellent condition.
We are attributing this piece to C & R Light, one of the larger wholesale furniture makers in London in the late 19thc - early 20thc. They were based in Curtain Road, Shoreditch & this area was the hub of the International furniture trade at this time.
An exact chair frame & similar upholstery can be seen in 'Designs & Catalogue of Cabinet & Upholstery Furniture & Looking Glasses' by C & R Light, Volume 2.
Height: 41.5'' / 105.5cm
Width: 28'' / 71cm
Depth: 28'' / 71cm