Victorian Carved Walnut Swivel Armchair or Captain's Chair
A wonderful and probably unique Victorian walnut piece in very good condition, the upholstery covered in a crimson velour with complementary braided trim, the walnut show-frame sharply carved and strongly modelled throughout and notable for the later brass strengthening brackets at the junction of arm-rests & supports and the spectacular stainless steel reinforcing plates to the rear of the back-rest, the concave shaped shield back thumb-moulded and with acanthus scrolled crest, on a central support that is scrolled to the front & rear, the swept arms with upholstered pads and scrolled hand-holds & supports, the shield-shaped seat with thumb-moulded frieze, on circular double ring steel swivel plates with a central locator post, supported by four tapering & fluted balusters on a heavily moulded platform base with X-stretchers, this singularly magnificent captain's desk chair is both strikingly stylish and eminently practical and will impress in any elegantly appointed home, whether period-furnished or un-apologetically contemporary, fully-deserving of the envious attention that it will undoubtedly attract.
Max. Width at the Arms 52.5cm x O/All Depth 55.5cm (20.75" x 22")
Height of Seat 52.5cm (20.75") & Height to Centre of Back 94.5cm (37.25")
This is a Victorian piece with later additions, so you may expect the mature character & patina of age, together with very minor wear & tear to the upholstery but, in all other respects, it's in very good, clean & sound condition and ready to use in your home.
THE DELIVERY COST WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON THE BUYER'S LOCATION AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SELLING PRICE OF THE ITEM
I will deliver this item myself for £15 only within a 25 mile radius of Brackley in Northamptonshire, £35 only within a radius of 26-50 miles or up to £75 only within a radius of 51-100 miles. Where possible, I will quote at commercial rates for distances over 100 miles or try www.shiply.com for couriers with part loads but, in all cases where you are considering a purchase, please let me have your PostCode so I may confirm the delivery cost. Alternatively, you are welcome to collect the item yourself.
I am open to enquiries from outside the UK and I can arrange shipment to the USA & Europe. However, please bear in mind that shipping costs may be prohibitive and will include my own expenses.
I accept payment by PayPal but generally I prefer Cash upon Delivery/Collection.
This item may be viewed, by appointment, at Brackley in Northamptonshire, UK.