London, South Kensington
28 June 2000
A matched pair of birch and ash ladder-back armchairs, Lancashire/Cheshire, mid 19th century
each with bar top-rail and ball decorated splats, with a tablet centred turned lower rail and projecting turned wings, flattened outswept arms on turned supports, with wicker seat on turned legs joined by multiple stretchers
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On each of these chairs, the seat (made by a basket weaver) has been deliberately designed to allow for a space towards the rear of the seat, through which has been threaded a riven strip as a decorative feature.
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