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Set 8 Vintage Chippendale Ladderback Dining Chairs from Harrods

Set 8 Vintage Chippendale Ladderback Dining Chairs from Harrods Sold

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This is a very nice set of eight vintage Chippendale ladderback dining chairs which are known to have been supplied by Harrods of London back in the 1980s.

In fact, we can be more precise than that, this set of Chippendale style ladder back chairs was purchased from Harrods on the 8th January 1982, at considerable cost.

This is a beautiful set of eight Vintage Chippendale style Ladderback dining chairs, comprising six side chairs and two armchairs. The chairs are a rich mahogany colour with a very striking grain and a good patina which has developed over the years. They are tastefully upholstered with a comfortable yet durable tan leather.

Place these chairs anywhere, in a dining room or perhaps a company boardroom and they will add class and style in abundance.


We are offering this set of ladderback chairs for sale in excellent condition, please see the photos above for confirmation of this.

Viewing and further information

This set of Harrods Chippendale Style ladder back dining chairs, along with many other items of antique and contemporar  furniture, can be seen in our London showroom every weekday from 10am until 5pm and also on occasional Saturdays - see opening hours above and on the home page. If you are unable to make the trip to the London showroom please contact us using the details above and ask our in-house furniture experts any questions that you may have, quoting item reference: 05537 when doing so. If you do visit the showroom you will also be able to view many other items of furniture, including antique dining tables and bespoke contemporary tables, chairs and desks.

Shipping, Delivery and Returns

We ship items of contemporary and antique furniture to any mainland UK address, free of charge.

If you would like to have this set of Harrods ladder back chairs in the Chippendale style shipped to a non-UK destination, we are able to pack and ship them worldwide but please request a shipping quote before making a purchase so that we can be sure to meet your needs exactly.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase of these Harrods dining chairs, in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee. You must return this set of chairs in their original packaging and condition to be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that you are responsible for paying the return shipping charges, unless we sent you the wrong item(s), i.e. one that is materially different to what you ordered.

You are also responsible for paying any duties or taxes that fall due through shipping this item outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 93 x Width 55 x Depth 55 - Chairs

Height 93 x Width 66 x Depth 55 - Armchairs

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Chairs

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Armchairs

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 05537