Charles Mills & Sons. Set 3 Aesthetic Movement side chairs w. ebonized turnings

£500 per item

Charles Mills and Sons Bradford. A set of three Aesthetic Movement side chairs with ebonized turnings to the backrest and all over turned detailing with through pegged joints to the double stretchers.

Charles Mills and Sons Bradford was the maker of the furniture for the New Liberal Club House, Bradford, in 1877 and walnut fittings and furniture for the new restaurant and reading room at the Boar’s Head, Bradford, in 1885 (The Furniture Gazette, 7 July 1877 & 1 January 1886 respectively). The firm exhibited two oak sideboards, a rosewood mantel with overmantel and other furniture at the Yorkshire Fine Arts Society Show, Leeds, 1881 [The Furniture Gazette, 5 March 1881]. Its display at the Industrial & Fine Art Exhibition, Bradford Technical School, 1882, included a bedroom suite of wainscot oak, with purple wood mouldings, the panels of figured ebony and carvings of cedar, design modern Queen Anne. Also a Tudor bedstead, drawing room and Jacobean oak dining room furniture, a satinwood Renaissance cabinet with purple wood, ebony reliefs and marquetry panels, designed by A. Lorimer, and an ensuite table and chairs. They won a gold medal at the Exhibition [The Furniture Gazette, 22 July & 23 December 1882].

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Height: 34.25 in (87 cm)
Width: 17.32 in (44 cm)
Depth: 17.32 in (44 cm)
Year of manufacture
Charles Mills & Sons
Arts & Crafts Movement
Aesthetic Movement

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