A Good c.1905 Artist’s/Draughtsman’s Chair By R.Tyzack of High Wycombe

Origin: British
Period: Edwardian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1905-15
Height: 42.5 inches at maximum or 38 inches at minimum (at extremities)
Base Diameter: 19.5 inches
Seat Width: 16 inches
Maximum Depth: 24 inches (at legs)

The stained mahogany and beech artists or draughtsman’s work chair comprising of a height adjustable back and seat with original navy blue rexine upholstery, shaped seat and integral foot-rest, stamped ‘G???’ and with a further stamp of ‘R.TYZACK’, survives from the first decade of the twentieth century.

The whole remains in good untouched condition and both mechanisms work soundly. The iron shows oxidization and wear and there is some old evidence of sporadic woodworm to the footrest and under the seat which we have treated as a precaution. The seat is all-original and there is a tear to one corner to the rexine. There is wear commensurate with age to the mahogany, with the foot rest showing the most wear as to be expected. It has clearly been well used but also looked after.

R.Tyzack was a furniture maker working predominantly at Slater St, High Wycombe. In 1839 Henry Tyzack moved his saw making business from Sheffield to Old Street, Shoreditch and then in 1869 Tyzack moved again to High Wycombe then in 1905 his company was established and he set up his furniture factory. The company made quality dining chairs, upholstered goods and occasional tables and then in WWI they took on government orders and made some aircraft parts. Later in 1920 they incorporated as a limited company making office furniture whilst post WWII they won some contract work for Government departments. This chair is one of their very earliest examples and is very similar to those made at the Glenister factory nearby in High Wycombe.

A bonafide untouched sculptural gem.