An Exceptional 19th Century Yew Wood Windsor Armchair
Pad arm, broad arm, high smoking chair, smoker’s bow, are all terms for this type of Windsor, and over the years I have had many examples. However, this is beyond doubt the best I have ever seen. The chair stands “correctly”, and the turnings and piercings are all excellent. It is the choice of timber that is used which makes the chair so exceptional. The back splat and arm bow are very heavily burred, whilst the hoop, legs and arm supports are all beautifully speckled. The seat is elm, and the whole chair has a wonderful, rich, burnished colour.
Almost certainly made by Isaac Allsop of Worksop, circa 1850.
Height 44.5 inches, across the arms 25.5 inches, depth of seat 18.5 inches.