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19th Century Pair of "Prior" Yew Wood Windsor Armchairs



A charming matched pair of early 19th century low back Windsor armchairs of "prior" design having three pierced & shaped splats having central set roundels & alternating spindles over well figured bell shaped seats raised on elegant turned legs united by Crinoline Stretchers "Attributed To J & R Prior, Uxbridge" (The prior family of Uxbridge, Middlesex are exceptionally well known for being high quality chair makers throughout the second half of the 18th century and then the early 19th century. The family business was started in the 18th century by John Prior, who passed away in 1816, and he had two sons John Jnr and Robert. Robert took on the running of the firm from his father but it is common to find either, or both of the brothers names stamped onto high quality Windsor chairs. The use of high quality woods like Yew, the bell shaped seats, and the unusual triple splats to the back are all characteristics which help to attribute these unstamped chairs to the "Prior" family firm).


  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.5 in. (90.17 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 21 in. (53.34 cm)
  • Style
    Georgian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1820
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Bedfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 85021stDibs: LU955821351052

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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