A Sumptuous Victorian Country House Mahogany & Leather Library Armchair c.1880

Origin: English
Period: Victorian
Provenance: Argal Manor, Cornwall
Date: c.1870-80
Height: 32.5 inches
Width: 30 inches
Depth: 33 inches

The generously proportioned mahogany framed library armchair with racing green leather button upholstered domed back and substantial rectangular arms on turned supports and turned front legs with ceramic castors surviving from the last quarter of the nineteenth century and from Argal  Manor, Cornwall in the twentieth century.
The chair is lovely original untouched order making it hugely appealing. The leather is worn but appealingly so, now wonderfully supple, with only two small tears to the leather seat which we have stabilised. The mahogany is in good order throughout with only minor scuffs and an outstanding patina and colour whilst the castors are also original to the piece. It proves a very comfortable chair indeed, perfect for lounging, reading or watching.

Argal Manor House is a grade II listed building in Budock, Cornwall with a datestone of 1760 and has an early nineteenth century servants cottage addition.

Wonderfully comfortable this is a true country house piece with masses of gentlemanly appeal and an undeniable level of quality.