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Arts & Crafts Armchair by J S Henry (London)

Our reference: TSP1058

Offered here for sale is a very desirable and decorative tub-shaped Arts and Crafts armchair by the famous top cabinetmaker/wholesale manufacturer J. S. Henry of London (signed under seat), who specialised in "Art Furniture" until 1910. The solid mahogany armchair, which dates to circa 1890/1900, is after a design attributed to leading designer George Montague Ellwood. The elongated back rest comprises a shaped padded head panel above a central panelled splat inlaid with stylised seed pods in fruitwood. The arms, which are supported by simple square tapering supports, progress to unite to the respective fore legs. The serpentine fronted seat is raised on square legs all ending in brass castors. The tapering fore legs are joined by square stretchers that narrow inward towards the splayed back legs. The armchair is traditionally re-upholstered by The Sitting Place®. The theme of the inlay decoration has been continued in the fabric that was chosen for this chair, which is the Fruit Velvet fabric (indigo/slate) by Morris & Co, and includes pomegranates. This decorative armchair would make a stunning focal point. Note that colours on screen may differ slightly from the actual colours.

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Approximate dimensions (at widest point): H 96.5cm x W 52.5cm x D 51cm; Seat height 42.5cm

Condition: Very good original condition, minor dents and scuffs commensurate with past use and age, very small past repair to one of the arms which is solid and only visible on close scrutiny, cleaned and waxed.

Price: £1450 (excluding delivery)

To purchase this item please contact us by e-mail (info@thesittingplace.co.uk) quoting reference TSP1058


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