A Fine Pair of Yew Wood Low Back Windsor Armchairs, William Wheatland, Rockley (fl. 1822-1828)
Although unsigned, this pair of chairs show all the constructional techniques of William Wheatland – the tapering spindles protruding all the way through the seat, the elegant “single ring” turned leg and similarly turned arm support. Wheatland, like Nicholson, also offers a “scribe” line around the edge of the top hoop.
In lovely original condition, colour and patina.
Rockley, Nottinghamshire, circa 1825.
Height 34 inches.
Further reading on this maker and the Rockley chairmaking tradition, see The English Regional Chair, by Bernard D Cotton, pages 180 to 190.