Pair of Very Rare Ercol Model 559A Ladder-back Chairs

It’s always a thrill when we stumble across something super rare. And this Ercol Model 559A chair pair is just that. Made very briefly from 1968-1970, they feature a wide, oyster-shaped seat and a low, four bar ladder back. Later these evolved into a tall, ladder-back model with a smaller seat. Made in Ercol’s favoured solid beech and legs, we’ve cleaned these chairs but left their original finish alone. It felt important to preserve them as they are but you could of course restore. If you Google these chairs, chances are you won’t find them. They’re that obscure but they are the real deal. We turned to our Ercol identification bible to confirm their ID and details – we’re included photos of this. They were intended as dining chairs but we wouldn’t hide these under a table. They are quiet statement chairs that deserve to be shown off and adored. Whether you’re an Ercol fanatic, a rare chair collector or just someone who appreciates beautiful, vintage design, these are a worthwhile investment in our view.

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SKU: S520

Original price was: £595.00.Current price is: £550.00.

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This pair of original, vintage chairs is ‘sold as seen’. They are in good – very good, used condition. We have thoroughly cleaned the chairs and applied a natural wax polish but otherwise their original finish has been left alone. As you can see in our photos, there are marks and superficial scratches to the finish. As the chairs are solid wood with elm seats and beech legs and backs you could opt to have them professionally restored if you wanted a more pristine finish. All of Ercol’s signature chair features here from their joints to leg shape to the open, curved arms. We can see no repairs and they are solid and stable with no areas of concern. The original Ercol maker’s stickers are affixed to the chair seat backs. As they are such a rare Ercol model, we’ve included photos from the Ercol identification manual as further evidence of their provenance and make. Please browse our photos for a good sense of their order. If you would like to view these chairs or have any queries, just get in touch.

H: 80cm / W: 63.5cm / D: 48cm
Seat W: 46cm / Seat D: 38cm / Seat H: 42cm / H to Top of Arm: 67.5cm

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