Pair of 19th Century Elm & Ash Windsor Chairs
A good pair of elm and ash hop back windsor side chairs with pieced centre splats and crinoline stretchers. Dating from the Victorian period, this good pair of Windsor chairs are sturdy and solid. The colour, grain and patination are superb. There is some historic worm damage to the seat of one chair and the back rail of the other, this has been treated for peace of mind. Both Windsor chairs are clearly stamped 'F. Walker, Rockley'. Rockley was a small hamlet that was constructed about 1822 and was home to a number of small chair makers, the main one of these was William Wheatland. Frederick Walker was one of Wheatlands first employees and eventually took over the business. Pairs of antique side chairs from this maker are increasingly rare and sought after by collectors.This pair of charming antique Windsor chairs would be an interesting and very decorative addition to any interior.
Height: 35" (89cm)
Width: 17.5" (44.5cm)
Depth of seat: 11.5" (29.5cm)
Height of seat: 17.5" (44.5cm)