Victorian Iron Back

Item Code: jb012


Compact, comfortable and exceptionally stylish, this is a fine example of a victorian classic.  

 The base and legs are beech and oak, whereas the back and arms have an iron frame. 

 This produces the lovely curved shape, and makes upholstering/re-upholstering these reasonably intense and time consuming: all the interior layers require hand sewing around the frame.  Worth it, though. 

 This beauty came from the Bristol Playhouse. I stripped it to the bare bones and started again. 

 So jute webbing, new springs, hessian. Then two layers of coir, sewn to shape in the traditional manner. Upholstery wool on top of that, followed by fire retardant calico, prior to the top fabric, in this case an undyed lancashire wool, bred, selected, shorn and woven in Clitheroe.  

 The legs are in good fettle, beautifully aged yet solid: repaired and french polished, with new castors. All in all a fine piece, and an excellent example of a classic design. 

Dimensions: h36" x w29" x d34" x seat 16"

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