For sale, a William IV bobbin chair with Cope’s patent brass castors.
The chair is constructed of turned beech with a superb patina. The backrest and arms are mainly constructed from single numerous turned rods as are the front legs which terminate in Cope’s patented castors.
It has been newly re-upholstered in a fresh white and lime ticking fabric in order to contrast with the finish.
These chairs are not enormously common and are likely to have first been manufactured in the 1830’s where they appear in William Smee’s trade catalogues with the following description.
“Stain’d black turnery work chair with cushions ready for covering and the elbows stuff’d”.
A picture of the Smee design is provided.
Circa 1830 - 1840