A set of four (4) restored dining chairs from the English Georgian period (1714 to 1837). Featuring the wide seat and elegant restrained decoration that are the hallmarks of this classic era of furniture making. The French blue leather re-upholstered seat complements the dark mahogany wood frame.
5 cm wide x 50 cm deep and 100 cm high.
Price A$800 (4).
A set of six ladder back chairs with rush seating. Immortalised by Vincent van Gogh in the painting of his bedroom at Arles (1888). These are also in common use in the farmhouses in France Belgium and Holland to this day.
47 cm wide x 44 cm deep and 105 cm high
Price A$790 (for 6)
A set of eight (8) ladder back dining chairs. Authentic reproductions of the style popular in provincial France. Made by reputable Melbourne maker Gaudions approx. 20 years ago. These chairs would have sold for between $600 and $700 each. Now this does sound a bit like retail spiel, but we have a similar set at home and they are ideal for the rough and tumble of family life.
50 cm x 50 cm x 110 cm high at the back.
Made in the 1970’s by this well known Australian manufacturer of quality furniture. Operating for over 70 years they have sadly recently closed their doors. These armchairs are in good shape having been in the same family from new. Exhibiting some creasing. Foam filling, leather, frame and string backs all in otherwise good usable order.
78 cm wide x 90 cm deep and 85 cm high at the back.
A complete set of six oak framed antique chairs for the dining or kitchen table. In excellent restored condition these are ready for immediate use.
48 cm wide x50 cm deep and 100 cm high a=t the back.
This one is really quite clever. A comfortable solid compact table in Tasmanian oak. With a very built in extension at each end. We may have led a sheltered life over the last 30 years in this game, but we had not previously encountered this method. Each end has a fold out (butterfly ) leaf that can be used independently. The table is very solid ( a good start for a robust entertaining life), and the fabric covered chairs are comfortable, clean and well sprung. Faults? A 0.5 cm bruise on one edge.
Price A$ 790
Closed 90 cm x 120 cm x 77 (each leaf adds 42 cm).
Chairs standard height 46 cm.
Two late Victorian armchairs with good upholstery. $195 each. The red one has lead a sheltered life with strictly upper class people, the green chair, on the right,
has been more active socially. Just coming from a small role in a TV series.