A rare English hoop-back Windsor rocking chair in ash.
It is likely this chair started life in the workshop of a subcontracted Gillow's Windsor chair-maker.
The chamfered bell-shaped slab seat is raised on four plain 'blind-wedged' legs.
Well figured timber has been selected for the rockers and remnants a plenty of its original green paint are visible on the underside of the seat.
Small wooden pegs have been driven through the arm bow and seat to secure the sticks - superb craftsmanship and a feature uncommon in Windsor chairs.
A similar example with a Lower Bentham provenance from the workshop of James Wilcock is recorded in the Regional Furniture Society article: "More about Gillows’ Windsor & Common Chairs” - Susan Stuart.
English - c.1780-1820
H: 90cm / W: 54cm / D: 39cm
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