A Fine Pair of Yew Wood Low Back Windsor Armchairs,  William Wheatland, Rockley (fl. 1822-1828)

Although unsigned, this pair of chairs show all the constructional techniques of William Wheatland – the tapering spindles protruding all the way through the seat, the elegant “single ring” turned leg and similarly turned arm support. Wheatland, like Nicholson, also offers a “scribe” line around the edge of the top hoop. 

In lovely original condition, colour and patina.

Rockley, Nottinghamshire, circa 1825.

Height 34 inches.

Ref 339/680

Further reading on this maker and the Rockley chairmaking tradition, see The English Regional Chair, by Bernard D Cotton, pages 180 to 190.

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