Set of Four Rare Vintage Ercol ‘Windsor’ Model F182 Dining Chairs
A rare set of four very early Ercol Windsor chairs, featuring the original quality stamp, they have an amazing history and yet are still ready for use today. This early design is more utilitarian than the later Ercol Windsor models which have a softer, more refined design – it’s fascinating to see where the classic Windsor design started and how it evolved. Mix and match with other Ercol dining chair models for a contemporary dining area. We believe the darker finish on these chairs to be original. Although they have been thoroughly cleaned and checked, we have left their finish well-alone, although you could opt to sand it back and refinish them to suit.
These are original pieces that are ‘sold as seen’ and are in very good vintage condition. These chairs are Ercol model number F182 and they carry the CC41 utility mark at the back of the seat. It stands for ‘Commodity Controlled’ and the CC41 scheme was launched in 1941 during the second world war by the British Board of Trade and applied to goods, including furniture, as proof that the item met the government’s austerity regulations. The scheme ran for 10 years and so dates the chairs between 1941-1951. Although there are scuffs and knocks to the original finish, all of the chairs are in great condition. They are stable and solid with no repairs. Any marks are minor and superficial, as you would expect, given it’s considerable age. In our view the rustic condition only adds to the appeal as does its history revealed by the stamps.
H: 86cm / W: 40cm / D: 49cm
Seat Height: 45cm