A Very Original Country House Victorian Oak X -Framed Button Back Leather Chair c.1850

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A Very Original Country House Victorian Oak X -Framed Button Back Leather Chair c.1850

Origin: English
Period: Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1840-60
Height: 28 inches
Width: 17 inches

The low slim button back curved horsehair stuffed olive green leather seat having a blonde oak sleigh shaped x-frame with finely turned stretchers and scroll ends survives from the early Victorian period.

In what we like to describe as ‘country house condition’, the chair is completely original thus making it hugely appealing. The leather is worn especially to the front, showing some of the hair stuffing, though the oak is in good order throughout with only minor scuffs. One can almost picture the house where this chair once sat, wet Labradors and all.

X-framed chairs were originally coffer maker’s chairs in the 15th century when the frames were covered with leather or fabric but there were variations on the X-framework. Stools supported by an X-shaped underframe were known and used in Egypt as early as 1350 B.C.

A truly superb example of elegant early Victorian furniture, in incredibly original condition that would suit library or study, hall or porch.

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