A 19th century Arts and Crafts ebonised and parcel gilt elbow chair featuring a spindle back above a stuffed-over seat which has recently been upholstered in William and Morris 'forest velvet' fabric.
This chair appears to be loosely base on the liberty and co Sussex chair featured in their Yuletide Gifts catalogue, Which at the time of productions was said to be based upon a chair in a painting by C.R Leslie's Londoners 'Gypsying' in 1820.
A lovely example of a Sussex chair finished with simple gilt detailing throughout that has over the years faded in places.
This chair features two pairs of two staggered stretchers, connecting all four legs. The two front stretchers are slightly concaved, a design similar to that featured on a typical Georgian Windsor chair, known as a 'crinoline stretcher' this was a design that was incorporated to prevent womans dresses from crinkling when sat down.
This chair is in good condition and is structurally sound. The ebonised frame has worn in places such as the armrests, exposing the wooden frame underneath - a charming addition adding character and design.
Height - 82.5cm
Width - 58cm
Depth - 49cm