Antique Turner’s Chairs Set of Four, 19th Century, England, Circa 1894

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Material Oak
Period 19th Century
Width (cm) 66.04
Depth (cm) 53.34
Height (cm) 86.36
Seat Height (cm) 45.72
Dimensions H 86.36 cm x W 66.04 cm x D 53.34 cm x SH 45.72 cm
Product Code ‌SA00106

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Antique Turner’s chairs set of four, 19th century, England, Circa 1894 A stunning set of four late 19th century Victorian 'Old Saxon Chairs’ England circa 1894, known as the ‘turner chair’ with fabulous linear and figurative carved details and turned and incised decorations overall, the chairs are made from turned oak and hardwood with the top-rail incised with geometric patterns and turned ringed arms on triangular framed seats, the circular legs joined by uneven stretchers, although based on a 17th century design these chairs are surprisingly comfortable, they have a wonderful Arts & Crafts feel about them, without doubt a truly striking set of chairs which make a great statement piece and will be the focal point of any room, reserve now. Triangular English chair 1892-1904 made by John Starkey Oak these are reproductions of the celebrated seventeenth century turned chair at Lord Leycester's Hospital in Warwick. Many of these chairs were sold as 'The Old Saxon Chair' by John Starkey, a Warwick cabinet-maker and antique dealer. So great was the interest of the Victorian public and collectors in Tudor and Elizabethan, that a large number of reproductions of early pieces of furniture were made during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An identical chair, one of a near pair sold at Christies South Kensington 13th November 2002 lot: 274. An example of this chair is in the V&A collection Turned chairs, sometimes called thrown chairs or spindle chairs, represent a style of Elizabethan or Jacobean turned furniture that had a vogue in late 16th and early 17th century England, New England and Holland Summary: Antique English Victorian era 19th century Turner’s chairs Set of four Carved detail, Circa1892 Wood: oak, hardwood & birch The old Saxon chair Triangular chair Investment Practical & beautiful Condition: the chairs are offered in good antique condition with wear commensurate with age, including chips, cracks, and abrasions, one of the chairs with signs of minor worm marks to the rear lower leg which has now been treated and concealed by our restorer, one of the chairs is slightly lighter than the other three, all chairs with a wonderful patina, very solid and extremely comfortable. Dimensions: Width 26” / 66cm Depth 21” / 53cm Height 34” / 86cm Floor to seat 18” / 47cm.

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