Set of Six Vintage 1960s Afromosia Dining Chairs by Richard Hornby for Fyne Ladye
These beautifully crafted dining chairs date from the early sixties and are in just fantastic order. Designed by Richard Hornby for renowned British furniture makers, Fyne Ladye, they are solid afromosia. Fyne Ladye almost exclusively used afromosia, an African hardwood, that’s darker and less orange than teak but it became scarcer from 1962 as costs to import it made its use prohibitive. The chair frames carry only very minor marks and knocks, quite remarkable really given their age and purpose, and a testament to how well made they are. The seat pads have been professionally recovered in recent years in a durable pale yellow / gold velvet. They are in fantastic order too. Of course, if this colour and fabric choice don’t suit, recovering them would be an easy, cost effective job with an upholsterer. Recovers of this nature are inexpensive. We love the thinner, dark lines of these chairs which adds subtle drama to their profiles. Very classy indeed.
This original, vintage set of six dining chairs is ‘sold as seen’. Overall, they are in very good, used condition. The solid afromosia chair frames have been thoroughly cleaned, checked and polished. They are in very good order overall. There are very minor, superficial scuffs here and there on the frames, as you might expect with furniture of this age. The pale yellow / gold velvet upholstery is in very good order too – the seat pads have been recovered in recent years. There are only two very small, subtle marks to flag in our photos, on one of the seat fronts. All six chairs are solid and stable with no areas of concern or repairs evident. As you can appreciate from our photos, these chairs are superbly crafted. Sadly there is no maker’s mark now they have been recovered but these are well-documented, design classics that we attribute with confidence.
H: 86.5cm / W: 46cm / D: 52.5cm / Seat H: 48cm from ground