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Set of 8 Victorian Beech and Elm Bar-Back Chairs. B863/395

A harlequin set of 8 beech and elm bar-back chairs.  Circa 1870-1900.Elm and beech bar-back chairs.  Attributed to the High Wycombe area.

Three-ring turned front legs, with lower ring, and straight-turned feet.

Sawn and shaped back uprights with elm seat, with a plain curved top rail and splat.

Two of the chairs are stamped AH and WB, which from information from the census from this period would be William Barratt, a chairmaker from High Wycombe up to 1907, and Alfred Hick, who was 25 years old in 1861 and was also listed as a chairmaker from High Wycombe.

All of the joints are sound and the woodwork has been cleaned/ sealed with shellac, and waxed.