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S/449 Yew Wood Windsor Armchair Stamped E. Gabbitass, Worksop

The pierced central splat has rows of spindles to either side, with the arms raised on turned supports. The elm seat is supported on turned yew legs united by a crinoline stretcher, being of good colour and patination.

Elizabeth Gabbitass of Eastgate, Worksop, Nottinghamshire was a Windsor chairmaker from 1839-1844. She was the wife of John Gabbitass, who died in 1839 and Elizabeth carried on with his business after his death. A number of her chairs have been recorded as being stamped, a practice of his she continued with after his death.

Sold 23 in. (58.5 cm.) Wide
15 in. (39.5 cm.) Deep
36 in. (91.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1840