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Antique Charming Edwardian Period Wicker Open Armchair Attributed to Dryad c1910

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Seller: doeandhopeantiques (396) 100%, Location: Bedford, Ships to: GB, Item: 282083655124 For the Decorative, Rare & Unusual "Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope." – Oscar Wilde A Charming Edwardian Period Wicker Open Armchair Attributed to Dryad c.1910 Origin: English Period: Edwardian Provenance: Unknown Date: c.1900-1915 Height: 36” or 16” at seat Width: 19” Depth: 24” (all at extremities) The beautifully sculptural wicker frame, probably made by, or certainly in the manner of, Dryad, having elegantly shaped arm supports, the whole with a superb patination to the wicker surviving from the Edwardian period England. The chair has a very good patina to its carcass and remains in nice original order, standing well, with some expected movement, and is overall in sound condition but with some losses to note and small damages. There is one piece missing to the stretcher and a few small pieces loose to other areas, such as to the lower section of one of the front legs, but they don’t appear to be causing any problems to stability. Having said that the chair is designed to be used lightly so it’s design does not suit heavy use. It does remain strong enough to be used if one is not too large in frame! The feet do have the original pressed metal cups to them. Bamboo and wicker was the material of preference in Edwardian times. This added to the already delicate and breezy nature of the style and the lines seen in this piece are a real contrast to those seen in the heavier more ornamental high-Victorian style. This chair was most likely designed by Harry Peach and made by the Dryad Company in around 1910. By the early 20th century, Leicestershire in England was established as Britain's rattan weaving region, mainly thanks to Arts and Crafts Movement enthusiast Harry Peach, who founded Dryad Cane Furniture in Leicester in 1907. Peach set up the firm along with Benjamin Fletcher who had just returned from Austria where he had absorbed the influences of Moser, Hoffmann and Behrens for example. The firm employed over 50 workers and moved in 1911 to large new premises in St Nicholas Street, Leicester. The success of Dryad encouraged rivals to imitate its approach and new businesses to set up in competition. A perfect period chair for an orangery, conservatory or a place where one digests hot drinks with a suitable read. To request more images of this piece please feel free to contact us at – info@doeandhope.com All pieces listed by Doe & Hope are of the finest quality. Antiques and vintage pieces, are, by their very nature, imperfect; which is why when you bid on a piece from us; you are bidding for something with character. However, any imperfection, which is deemed to be more than just natural ageing, will be duly described above. N.B: The P&P stated applies to U.K. destinations only, for overseas deliveries please email Doe & Hope prior to bidding. ..And remember, Antiques are Green! They are re-usable, re-saleable, and sustainable. We are members of LAPADA so you can rest assured when buying from us that every piece is vetted. The golden chandelier symbol displayed in a window or at a fair, is the sign of membership of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. Since its inception in 1974, LAPADA’s membership has grown to over 550 members making it the largest association of professional art and antiques dealers in the United Kingdom. Membership is only open to those who meet the Association’s requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. Between them, members cover virtually every discipline from antiquities to contemporary fine art. Postage & Shipping - We are pleased to be able to offer free packing, shipping, and insurance on every piece we send to UK mainland. If you live outside this area then feel free to contact us prior to any purchase for a personal shipping quotation – info@doeandhope.com. Once we have your specific location we will then be able to provide a quote for you to confirm, before we ship. - We use Mail Boxes Etc to professionally ship, insure and package our wares over 5kgs. Below this weight we use Royal Mail Special delivery. Next day delivery services are naturally available with both carriers, with a two-day service being the standard. - All items will be shipped the same day or the next working day, from receiving the order (assuming all credit checks are cleared). - We will notify you as soon as the item has been shipped with any tracking numbers available. - If paying by credit card, we can only ship to the billing address of that card. However with some credit card companies you can add extra addresses to your account to enable the shipping to a third party or business address. - We comprehensively insure all items until the item is received or signed for. - Please satisfy yourself with any regulations, import tax and duties for the country of destination of your order. - All items can also be collected from us by request. Payment - Paypal - Cheque - Made payable to Doe and Hope. Post to: Doe & Hope. The Onion Barn, 15 High Street, Blunham, Bedfordshire, MK44 3NL. - Cash - We are happy to accept cash if you decide you wish to collect from us. N.B. Payment must be made within five days of end of auction, unless agreed with us. Contact Us Whether you have a question about one of our pieces, want to visit to view an item, or are after something in particular not in the inventory, then do please contact us. We also have a full and secure external website where you may browse and purchase your wares. General Information: info@doeandhope.com For more information about us and the way we do things visit our 'About Us' Page. Well, hurrah, with highly polished brass knobs on! Condition: The chair has a very good patina to its carcass and remains in nice original order, standing well, with some expected movement, and is overall in sound condition but with some losses to note and small damages. There is one piece missing to the stretcher and a few small pieces loose to other areas, such as to the lower section of one of the front legs, but they don’t appear to be causing any problems to stability. Having said that the chair is designed to be used lightly so it’s design does not suit heavy use. It does remain strong enough to be used if one is not too large in frame! The feet do have the original pressed metal cups to them., Product Type: Armchairs, Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: Edwardian, Age: 1900-1950, Material: Wicker

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