Oak and original rush
This chair is one of a pair designed by C.F.A. Voysey and probably made by F.C. Nielsen, London.
Adam Bowett Catalogue 14/08/2012
A pair of chairs, The back has a heart-pierced splat between two cross rails, the crest rail being slightly arched, between tapered back posts rising nearly to a point. The rush slip-seat rests in plain rails raised on slender square legs, tapering to an octagonal section and joined by flat stretchers.
H: 39 ½ ” (100cm) Seat height: 17 ½ ” (44cm) W: 13 ½ “ (34cm) D:18“ (46cm)
C.F.A. Voysey (1957-1941)
Oak, ash and rush
Designed by CFA Voysey in 1902.
The upper and lower cross rails in the back are tenoned into the back posts; the splat is dovetailed into the cross rails, the joints showing on the face of the rails. The seat rails are tenoned all round, and the rebate for the seat is created by strips of oak glued to the inside of the rails. The stretchers are tenoned into the legs all round. The slip seat has a frame of ash rails tenoned together, rounded off where rushed, and faced with oak at the corners.
Marks or stamps
47.1 – The seat frame is marked II at one corner as is the corresponding seat rail.
47.2 – The seat frame is marked IIII at one corner as is the corresponding seat rail.
47.1 – Condition is good, no breaks or damage, seat original.
47.2 – Condition is good, no breaks or damage, seat original.
Jeremy Cooper, Victorian and Edwardian Furniture and Interiors, Hong Kong (1987).
Purchased Maureen & Geoffrey Diner, January 2001.