A very elegant Side or Hall chair, nicely shaped back with a distinctive heart shaped motive set into the central back panel, depicting the face of a cherub. Probably made by the Birmingham based factory of Loache and Clarke that produced metal art work for furniture during this period.
Shapland and Petter the company of furniture makers was set up by the two Henry’s in Pilton, Barnstable, Devon around 1854 and produced a wide range of furniture for the home.
The chair is structurally sound and in good condition, only a blemish above the cherub that has been repaired but not colour matched, we have a skilled restorer who could easily re do this. The front stretcher could also do with re polishing.
It has nicely shaped arms and the front legs end in a shaped foot in the Art Nouveau style. The seat professional recovered in a Sanderson William Morris linen print.
High 102 cm Wide at seat 50.5 cm Wide at arms 61 cm