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Set of Golden Solid Oak Arts and Crafts High Back Dining Chairs (Four Single Plus One Carver). Good Antique Condition. Elegant Design Classic. Excellent Quality.
The Arts and Crafts Movement is currently enjoying a renaissance, with people eager to track down original pieces of furniture such as those offered for sale here. Many mass produced reproductions are entering the market so this opportunity to acquire an original matching set of four classic Arts and Crafts single dining chairs plus one carving chair in good condition is worth serious consideration - particularly as newly produced copies are highly likely to quickly lose their value and are often made from inferior materials.
These stylish high back chairs would look good in either a traditional or modern home given their simplicity and clean elegant tapered lines.
The sophisticated hand carved pierced decoration on each chair's central backrest is very subtle and appealing. It should blend with and enhance almost any decor.
The carver chair is especially useful as a statement piece of hall furniture when not required for dining.
All the chairs are of a nice, manageable size and hence easy to move around.
The size of each single chair is: Height to top of headrest approximately 106 cm. Height to seat approximately 45 cm. Width between right and left edges approximately 45.5 cm. Depth between front and back edges approximately 45 cm.
The size of the carver is: Height to top of headrest approximately 111 cm. Height to seat approximately 45 cm. Width between right and left edges approximately 56.5 cm. Depth between front and back edges approximately 54 cm.
The chairs were lovingly created by highly skilled craftsmen to reflect the ethos of the Arts and Crafts Movement that such furniture should be both comfortable and beautiful. They are very attractive, classic pieces typical of the excellent workmanship and timeless style of the Arts and Crafts period.
On the underside of the frame on each chair is the letter W and the number 127.
I have seen a very similar set of dining chairs by James Shoolbred of London. Unfortunately I can not say exactly which maker produced my chairs. Research has revealed that more than 1,300 maker's marks were used from 1895 to 1940 by artists and furniture makers in the Arts and Crafts Movement alone! Also, many Arts and Crafts pieces originally only had paper labels attached, which are now sadly long gone. However, a skilled craftsman obviously took great pride and care to carve the W and 127 on each of the chairs being offered for sale here.
These very good quality chairs are made from solid English oak - which craftsmen still cherish for its wonderful grain, as it is usually considered to be more decorative and unique than oak from elsewhere. They have a really attractive rich golden patina.
This is a reluctant private sale of these much loved items which were originally purchased by my family in the early 1900's.
The chairs are all in good antique condition, with small dents and marks commensurate with their age. There are a few scratches on some legs - which should be easy to address with the right product. Their frames and joints are all very strong. All of these pieces are free from woodworm. They are from a pet and smoke free home.
The chairs have drop in seats and need to be reupholstered. The requirement for this work to be done has been reflected in the advertised sale price.
Please study the photographs provided to make your own assessment regarding the condition of these items. I would be happy to send more photographs if necessary to serious potential buyers.
Buyer to collect, and pay cash on collection please. Regret no returns accepted. Thank you.
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