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Information on Chair ?

  • 03-08-2021 8:54am
    Registered Users Posts: 307 ✭✭ Raven_k42

    Hi all

    Can anyone help with identifying this chair please...or suggestions about where I might get some info ?. Been in the family home for 60-ish years.

    Thanks, K


  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭ wildwillow

    Bring a photo to your local antique dealer or furniture auction house.

    I suspect it may be an office chair but can’t tell if it’s too low for a desk.

    Could it have been adapted at some stage. Again difficult to tell but wood on arms and back seem different to legs.

    Or it could have been a special order, made to someone’s specifications.

    It is a lovely piece of furniture.

  • Registered Users Posts: 335 ✭✭ Diddley Squat

    HI - Its a Victorian mahogany library (or reading) chair.

    Usually dating to the mid 19th C , legs suggest a bit later in the date bracket, maybe 1870-90 I'd say.

    That type of staining on the mahogany is also corresponding to that kind of date.

    Made very well - will be around for another century or more . The seat is pretty much the only thing that will need mending as time goes by.

    The seat stuffing or strap-work supports underneath will wear over time, easily mended.

    Enjoy it ! lovely thing