VERY RARE & IMPORTANT ANTIQUE CHAIR BY AMBROSE HEAL
Very Rare & Important Antique Chair by Ambrose Heal.
The only other 'Joan's Chair' by Ambrose Heal is in the Victoria & Albert museum. Made as a special order for a child called Joan, this antique oak Heals throne type armchair, on removing the old upholstered back panel, exposed original pencil drawings which mark out the plan for the inlay design which incorporates the names of the family. This antique chair must have been the proto type for the Joan's chair in the V&A, possibly kept by Ambrose Heal himself. On the back clearly shows where a childs head and shoulders should be agianst the back panel. Made in solid, quarter sawn oak and in the original finish, we have chosen not to upholster the back panel so you can see the original pencil design. However, a panel could be applied maybe with velcro strips, so you can still access the drawings. In excellent condition. Similar in style to a porters chair with a hooded canopy. The link to the V&A's Ambrose Heal oak chair is here:
Height: 152cm (59.84")
Width: 62.5cm (24.61")
Depth: 55cm (21.65")
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