RARE PAIR OF ANTIQUE OAK CHAIRS BY W.R. LETHABY
Rare Pair of Antique Oak Chairs by W.R. Lethaby
A rare pair of beautifully designed oak stand chairs, made around 1890 in solid oak and featuring well carved linen fold back panels, shaped top rails and square legs that are chamfered towards the bottom of each front leg. The chairs are complete with the original, clean drop in seat pads and to the front rail, a decorative circular carved panel. Both these W.R.Lethaby Arts & Crafts antique chairs are in excellent, original condition.
For more information about the designer, please see here: Lethaby was born in Barnstaple, Devon, the son of a fiercely Liberal craftsman and lay preacher. After an early apprenticeship with a local architect he found work in London in 1879 as Chief Clerk to architect Richard Norman Shaw. Shaw quickly recognized Lethaby's talent as a designer and Lethaby was to contribute significant pieces of work to major Shaw-designed buildings such as Scotland Yard in London and Cragside in Northumberland
Even more information: www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/lethaby/bio.html
Height: 106.5cm (41.93")
Width: 47cm (18.5")
Depth: 49cm (19.29")
Additional Information: The seats are 48cm high.