Set of Four Early Ercol Model 400 Windsor Dining Chairs
An early set of four Model 400 Windsor Chairs in their originalm unrestored finish. Featuring four spindles held in place with Ercol’s trademark curved-wood loop, they’re a combination of solid beech and elm blond woods. They were designed as much for dining comfort as they were good looks. This particular set can be precisely dated as two of them retain their original Ercol ‘This is an Ercol Production’ Label, which was predominately used in the late 1950s, whilst they also have the BS 1960 Kite Mark, so they would have been produced in the very early 1960’s. They are beautiful crafted chairs designed for everyday use and this can be seen in the finish and patina of these 60 year old chairs. With neat proportions compared to chunky, modern dining chairs, these chairs work so well in smaller kitchens or family rooms where space is a premium. They will look as at home in a traditional country cottage as they would in a mid-century-inspired interior, such is their broad appeal and timeless design.
These are original vintage pieces that are ‘sold as seen’. They are in good, used condition. They have been thoroughly cleaned and given a natural beeswax polish but otherwise we have left the original finish well alone. They have been well used chairs for over 60 years and as such they show signs of wear to the finish as well as minor scratches, scuffs and blemishes to the wood. All four chairs are superbly crafted, solid and stable with no wobbles. There is what looks like it might be a minor repair to one of the chair legs, but if so it has not affected the sturdiness of the chair at all. As they are solid wood, there is the option to strip and full restore them if you wanted a ‘newer’ look but we love them as they are. Please see the pictures for an accurate representation of the condition of these chairs.
H: 85.5cm / W: 40cm / D: 47cm
Seat Height: 43.5cm