A beautiful early antique elm & yew spindle back country house elbow/armchair. Of traditional Lancashire design with fine craftsmanship and unique features. Fabulous open grained elm spindles, cross stretchers and armrests with untouched sleepy wear from years of use/touch. Deep caramel hues mixed with dark treacle oxidation. Deep/wide well constructed comfortable rush seat with quality, taut weave. Back rest with five banks of spindles beneath a shaped crest rail, serpentine arms with striking figuring, on turned baluster supports stout, tapering front legs with hoof feet, square section legs to rear united by double box stretcher rails with turned front stretcher. They don’t come any better than this beautiful example with delightful craftsmanship. Having been a much cherished/loved chair over 200 years old the upper frame has a unique slight tilt/lop side from years of the same person being sat atop this rare example. Solid joints and construction, the arm rests have had later/historic fixings to add further tautness to frame. Delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home. Very firm and solid frame. Beautiful colour and patina. A must for any country house dining room/fireside/living room/kitchen. Excellent order for age. Circa 1790
Full Height 101cm x Full Width 60cm x Full Depth 51cm x Seat Height 42 cm x Seat Width x 49cm x Seat Depth 43cm.
As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.