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Walsingham Mill
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Robin Dunkley

Managing Director, Holt Antique Furniture Ltd

Rare Pair of Mid 19th Century American Turners Armchairs or Brewster Chairs, Circa 1843

  • Reference : 2240
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : See description
  • Price : £2950


A rare pair of Mid-19th Century turners armchairs of American origin.  The design is also known as the "Brewster Chair" and was named after Willam Brewster, one of the Pilgrim fathers who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. In 1830 the Brewster family of Duxbury donated Elder Brewster's original chair to Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, where it remains today. His chair was created in New England between 1630 and 1660. Other similar New England chairs from the 17th century and later have been named after this piece.

Our stunning examples have the name and date inscribed to each cresting rail "Anna Flechmann 1843", with coronet above and flanked by polychromed flowers and foliage.

Constructed from ash with cedar/pine seat boards.

With substantial traces of their original paint too.


Large chair - back height 41" /  Max seat width 22 1/2" reducing to 17 1/2" / seat height 19" / seat depth 16 3/4"

Smaller chair - back height 37 3/4" / max seat width 22 1/2" reducing to 17 1/2"  /seat height 16 3/4" / seat depth 15 1/4"

Condition - joints sound.  Left arm of larger chair replaced historically with oak.  Each seat has a small fillet of timber to the centre (see images) where the original planks have shrunk across the grain.  Hessian strips have been placed to the underside of each seatboard to add strength. 

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