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A pair of Regency mahogany armchairs - if you're keen on the lived in and (genuinely) distressed look these could be for you but if, on the other hand, your furnishings have to be immaculate - then definitely not. That said they are, despite several ancient repairs, perfectly useable just as they are and will continue to give years of sterling service. Although a pair one has castors and the other not. Would look super in a period gentleman's library or similar

Price £180    €202.16    $249.86

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Pair of Regency mahogany armchairs
Set of four early 19th century dining chairs in mahogany. Perfectly usable as they are but have some historic repairs and frankly ghastly upholstery. BUT - just £195 for the 4.

Price £195    €219.00    $270.68

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Set  of 4 Regency dining chairs
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    €443.62    $548.30

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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    €657.01    $812.04

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

Price £125.00    €140.39    $173.51

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Pair of Country Chairs
Set of six 'camel back' ding chairs in elm from the early part of the nineteenth century. Drop in seats recently reupholstered and re-webbed with sympathetic fabric. A perfectly matched and numbered set in good condition with all tight joints and in immediately usable condition. In one photo we have pictured these chairs around a 6 ft French cherry wood table that we presently have in stock - this is available for £1160 or if the ensemble is purchased together £1650

Price £620    €696.32    $860.62

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Set of six elm camel back dining chairs c1800
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    €202.16    $249.86

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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 £160.00    €179.70    $222.10

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Pair of Stick-back Chairs made in Yealmpton
Set of 6 19th century Wheelback Windsor Chairs of good original colour and clean and sound condition. Seat height 18" Back ht 35"

Price £595.00    €668.24    $825.92

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Set of 6 19th century Wheelback Windsor Chairs
A rather unusual bobbin turned, rush seated arm chair dating, probably, from the 1920s - or '30s in spite of the fact that it is of Arts & Crafts style and has the impression of being somewhat older it is likely of Continental origin. It is of oak, with a degree of ebonisation that has worn to a good patina, its joints are sound and it has a generous width: but to be frank it is more suitable for occasional sitting rather than an evening's relaxation in front of the fire with a good book.

Price £145    €162.85    $201.27

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Arts & Crafts style bobbin turned arm chair
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    €269.54    $333.14

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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 £575    €645.78    $798.16

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Victorian button back arm chairs
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