A Very Rare 19th Century Child's Yew Wood Windsor Armchair Stamped W.Allsop
This is one of the rarest children's Windsor chairs I have owned. It is very unusual to find a "decoratively fretted" splat in a miniature chair, the leg turnings are of the complicated design, terminating in tiny hoof feet. Another rare feature is seen in the "torpedoes" which connect the crinoline stretcher to the back legs, these are very heavily turned down their whole length, whilst the arms end in a little knuckle cut out. The chair must have been made for a "special" customer; the choice of wood is a rich, dark, burry yew, and the maker has stamped his name on the edge of the seat.
W. Allsop of Worksop, fl 1841-1871