At Canonbury Antiques we carry a range of ladderback chairs, perhaps the quintessential English farmhouse chair and perfect for that farmhouse look.
These timeless chairs are mainly crafted from oak and will feature either drop in rush seats or other versions have a hardwood oak seat on which you can select your own cushion. They have that classic farmhouse look and are very practical as they are very comfortable and durable, oak is a great wood for withstanding the knocks and scrapes of every day life. We have had a set of ladderbacks in the family home for as long as I can remember and they will last for generations. Indeed the patina of the oak only improves with age giving it character from knocks, scrapes and the odd spill and stain.
(Above photo - Classic pair of ladderback chairs in oak )
Of course, alongside a set of ladderback chairs you will need a matching refectory table if you are going for the complete farmhouse look. Naturally we have a whole range of matching oak tables if you are looking for that complete farmhouse set up. A set of ladderbacks seems to be simply designed to go around a refectory table. With our inhouse restorer we can match the grain of the wood by polishing it up or down to create the perfect tonal match for a set that perfectly goes together.
Many of these ladderback chairs are on display in our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom so please get in touch for an appointment. Nothing beats sitting around the table and chairs to try them out for size and comfort to find the set up that perfectly complements your taste and interior. You can try all the different sets of chairs around the table and it is worth spending the time on this as it is important you get the right choice for such an investment as this on something that will last for many generations hence making it a great family heirloom.
(Above photo - The ladderback chair is the perfect farmhouse chair )
If you are looking for something bigger we can also custom make these refectory tables to go with your set of ladderback chairs. We even carry a range of extending refectory tables that you can make bigger or smaller by the leaf system - typically the extra leaves will pull out from either end of the table and can be neatly stored under the table top when not in use. In this way you can make the table bigger for dinner parties or other entertaining needs. All our tables are hand made here in England to centuries old traditions by skilled craftsmen - they are built to last. A lot of our clients seem to prefer the oak dining sets in place of the more traditional mahogany and walnut Regency and Victorian dining sets as they are bit more enduring in withstanding the knocks and scrapes of daily life and use.
(Above photo - This set of chairs has distinctive pad feet )
Please let us know if you would like to view any of these ladderback chairs in our Hertfordshire showroom and we can arrange an appointment. We also work with interior designers and can offer discounts to the trade or on bulk purchase. We can ship these oak tables and chairs to anywhere in the world so please get in touch for a shipping quote. We can ship ladderbacks to Hertfordshire, Bucks, Beds, Surrey, Hampshire refectory tables, Sussex refectory table and all over the rest of the UK including Scotland and Wales. Please get in touch for a shipping quote or if you have any other questions.
Please enjoy some videos of our range of oak ladderback chairs from the Canonbury Antiques YouTube channel:
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