Victorian buckle-back chairs Details
Victorian buckle-back chairs takes their name from the dip in the rounded back. The shape is characteristic of the early form of balloon-back chair which developed from the late 1830s: The light construction is made possible by very good quality mahogany.
As the Victorian age progressed, the styles changed, firstly the cabriole leg was adopted in the late 1840s, persisting until the close of the 1850s when the turn leg re-appeared. By that time mechanisation was beginning to provide furniture for the waged classes and inevitably quality declined while production increased.
The balloon back chair continued until it was replaced by more geometric styles which first appeared at the end of the nineteenth century.
This set is made up in mahogany with beech seat rails and like most early chairs, the seat rails are properly jointed into the legs.
Some of the seat rails were suspect and were replaced by new parts made up in Irish Beech.
All re-glued, cleaned and polished with new upholstery including new traditional stuffing materials.
There is a fifth matching chair available which, with a suitable carver would make up a useful set of six.
Height; 84 cms
Width; 48 cms
Seat height; 46 cms