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A mid 19th century oak child's chair

Price £65    €72.33    $81.14

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Child's Chair
19th Century English Country Carver Chair of a curious mix of styles, almost like a sample of "options". The chair is well made and has a good rich colour and patina showing lovely signs of wear.

Price £220.00    €244.82    $274.63

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English Country Carver Chair
Regency mahogany armchair - if you're keen on the lived in and (genuinely) distressed look this could be for you but if, on the other hand, your furnishings have to be immaculate - then definitely not. That said it is, despite several ancient repairs, perfectly useable just as it is and will continue to give years of sterling service. Would look super in a period gentleman's library or similar

Price £100    €111.28    $124.83

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 Regency mahogany library armchair
Matching set of four country Hepplewhite chairs, circa 1780, in fruitwood with rush seats. These elegant chairs will, before long, be 250 years old yet remain sturdy and totally usable on every day basis with good tight joints and no wobblyness. Traces of old and long dead worm in one section of one chair and rush is old and somewhat careworn but has lots of life left in it.

Price £395    €439.56    $493.08

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Set of 4 country Hepplewhite chairs in fruitwood
We couldn't resist this much travelled chair with its connection to the uncrowned king of magic and wizardry during the 19th century John Henry Anderson - or the Great Wizard of the North! Walnut framed arm chair of, we would say, either a French or American maker carrying an engraved plaque to the rear bearing the legend ' Presented to Mrs John Smith by John Henry Anderson (The great Wizard of the North) as a token of his gratitude for the many acts of kindness done to him by her beloved Husband. Boston. Massachusetts. United States of America. 29th September 1852'. The Wizard was indeed touring the United States at this time and it is intriguing to ponder upon what services Mr Smith could have performed that resulted in such a gift - hopefully not an unsuccessful rendition of anderson's gun trick! Whilst the upholstery is not the original it has some age and is very usable, with good springing, webbing and padding, despite showing very slight signs of having been caressed by a cat's claws at the back. The Boston date of 1852 There is much to be found about the Great Wizard of the North, as he was apparently dubbed by Walter Scott, on the 'web' but this is how Britannica sums him up - John Henry Anderson, (born July 14, 1814, Craigmyle, Aberdeen, Scot.—died Feb. 5, 1874, Darlington, Durham, Eng.), Scottish conjurer and actor, the first magician to demonstrate and exploit the value of advertising. Described on playbills as “Professor Anderson, the Wizard of the North,” he first performed in 1831. Seasons at Edinburgh (1837) and Glasgow (1838–39) followed. In London (1840) he made use of the most elaborate collection of magical apparatus ever seen there. During a U.S. tour (1851–53) Anderson first did his famous “gun trick,” by which he appeared to catch a bullet fired by someone in the audience. On his return to Great Britain he performed before Queen Victoria and then took the title role in the melodrama Rob Roy at the Lyceum and Covent Garden theatres (1855–56). The three-day “Grand Carnival” with which the Covent Garden seasons were concluded ended in disaster in 1857 when Anderson tried to dispel drunken revelers by lowering the gaslights. The ceiling caught fire, and the theatre was burned down. This only added to his fame, and he continued to tour widely, his style of presentation gradually becoming less flamboyant.

Price £585    €650.99    $730.26

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Great Wizard of the North - John Anderson chair
A clean pair of country chairs .

Price £125.00    €139.10    $156.04

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Pair of Country Chairs
mid Victorian slipper chair with oak frame. although not the original its buttoned upholstery has a period lived in look - castors too have been replaced at some time. Chairs of this type, although originally designed to be used in the bed or dressing room by a lady to put on her stockings and footwear whilst dressing, are wonderfully comfortable and thus make an extremely useful addition to the household's compliment of seats. In fact one of our partners picked up his guitar and settled himself in this very chair the moment it came into the Tannery remarking that it was ideal for the musician!

Price £180    €200.30    $224.69

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Victorian Slipper Chair
Pair of Stick-back chairs made by S. Snawdon of Yealmpton in c1880. The seat of one has had a small hole drilled through. These chairs are the ones photographed for Bernard Cotton's "The English Regional Chair"

Price £120.00    €133.54    $149.80

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Pair of Stick-back Chairs made in Yealmpton
A single mahogany Georgian chair of exceptional quality with drop in seat. Separated from its twins many years ago it has more recently served as part of a harlequin set and at the head of the table as befits its undoubted status. A truly lovely piece from an age of craftsmanship that is but a distant memory and one which will give its new owner much pleasure as a well as a subject for conversation as to how long its like would take to make (providing could fine the person do it) and what the cost would be - let alone sourcing the correct timber.

Price £240    €267.07    $299.59

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A single Georgian mahogany chair
These mahogany framed Victorian arm chairs were re-upholstered in dusky taupe velvet some years ago to go together in the study of a Dartmoor home. Although in no way a matched pair they compliment each other well and have a mellow, inviting, lived in look that has come about with use. Ready to be welcomed into your house and join the rest of the period furnishings where they will harmonise well with various colour schemes. We'd prefer them to remain together at £575 or would sell separately for £300 each.

Price £400    €445.12    $499.32

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Victorian button back arm chairs
Classic 1950's chair designed by Harry Bertoia and made by Knoll Furniture co. The chair is in good condition complete with its original black leather seat pad. There is some wear under the "legs" where the coating is worn through.

Price £160.00    €178.05    $199.73

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Harry Bertoia Chair 1950's
A pair a very good quality Victorian salon chairs in mahogany with elegantly formed cabriole legs and backs. All frames and joints are sound as a bell with absolutely no signs of ricketiness. They are however sold for restoration so that their aged fabric coverings can be replaced in something of the purchasers choice.....unless, that is, their present look fits in with an existing or desired decor as they are perfectly usable just as they are.

Price £150    €166.92    $187.25

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Pair of good quality C19th mahogany salon chairs