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Bruce Talbert design spindle dining chairs

Our reference: TSP1074

Offered here for sale is an attractive set of four oak spindle back dining chairs in the reformed Gothic style dating to circa 1880/90. These chairs are characteristic of Bruce J. Talbert's design for a standard dining chair - see for instance "Victorian & Edwardian Furniture & Interiors" by Cooper, J. ( 1998; figure 258) and "The Study-Book of Furniture and Furnishing" by O'Kane, J. (1880-89, Plate 51). Bruce Talbert was a famous Scottish architect and furniture designer. His design of the standard dining chair was adapted by various famous Victorian cabinet-makers with variations in terms of the wood used (namely oak, mahogany and walnut), the turning of the spindles and forelegs, the stretchers (turned versus simple square) and ebonised finishes to the spindles and legs. The chairs in question are solid oak. The upholstered seats rest on turned forelegs linked to the back legs with simple H stretchers. The seats have been entirely newly traditionally re-upholstered by The Sitting Place® and finished in Meadow Fruit fabric by GP&J Baker (red/green colourway). These sturdy chairs would make ideal breakfast chairs in a cottage-style kitchen or simply as dining chairs. Note that colours on screen may differ slightly from the actual colours.

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Approximate dimensions (at widest point): H 92cm x W 49cm x D 49.5cm; Seat height 47cm

Condition: Good original rustic condition with signs of wear to the show wood commensurate with age and past use. In particular, there are various old nicks to the wood to the outside of rear legs, along the uprights of the backs, to some of stretchers and to the corners of some of the seats. Part loss to the bottom inside front foot of one of the chairs visible when looking at the chair from the side, whilst another chair has a minor loss to one of the feet visible from the front - none of these losses affect the stability and sturdiness of the chairs in question (more photos may be provided upon request). The oak has a rich deep brown colour with nice veining throughout, cleaned and waxed.

Price: £745 (excluding delivery)

To purchase this item please contact us by e-mail (info@thesittingplace.co.uk) quoting reference TSP1074

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