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Rare Original 1960’s Vintage Ercol Model 493 Dining Chair

This particular vintage Ercol chair is something of a rarity. The model 493 carver dining chair was made specifically between 1964-1967 so a short production period which only adds to its collectability. It stands out from other Ercol designs with a curved seat back and two scalloped ladder-back slats, upward curved arms on diagonal supports and oyster-shaped elm seat. It’s a really elegant piece in our view and shows Ercolani trying out different features and design flourishes, yet it’s still unmistakably an Ercol production.

SKU: S198


This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good-very good, used condition. We have given the piece a careful clean and polish. The chair is structurally sound and sturdy with no apparent repairs. As you will notice in our photos, there is some minor damage to the chair’s extremities. We suspect this has been caused by a puppy chewing (they’re small teeth marks!). We’ve lightly sanded and filled them to disguise them but we didn’t want to make any repair that was too invasive. Although noticeable when you looks closely, they don’t detract from the chair’s appeal in our view and this superficial damage is reflected in our price.  Please refer to our photos for an accurate sense of condition. The original Ercol blue sticker can be found at the back of seat.

If you have any questions, please do ask.

H: 74cm / W Arm to Arm: 62cm/ D: 51cm
Seat Height: 40cm / Seat Width: 46cm