Two Fine 19th Century Yew Wood High Windsor Armchairs
Back in the days they were made, these chairs were the Rolls Royce of Windsors. The centre splats are both elaborately shaped and fretted. The turnings below the arms are more complicated than normal, whilst the arms themselves finish with a “knuckle” on the underside.
The legs, joined by a crinoline stretcher, are a little “fancier” in the turnings, which finish in a very definite ball foot.
There are several known makers of these decorative Windsors – John and Elizabeth Gabbitass, Benjamin Gilling and Isaac Allsop – all chairmakers of Worksop in the middle of the 19th century.
Height 44 inches, across the arms 23 inches.
Ref 806 and 610.