At Canonbury Antiques we carry a range of spindle back chairs, one of our favourite styles of farmhouse chair in oak.
There is something quintessentially farmhouse about this iconic chair and if you are going for that cosy rustic farmhouse look then this surely has to be the chair. As the name would suggest, the backsplats are made from hand turned spindles and make for a suprisingly comfortable support for the back. Typically the seats are hand woven rush seats which drop into the chair easily, this is a feature of perhaps the most distinctive Lancashire spindle back chairs. They are a very solid and sturdy chair and are great for dinner parties and entertaining.
(Above photo - These spindle back chairs look great from all angles )
Of course, if you are looking for a matching farmhouse refectory table to match your set of spindle back chairs then you have found the right destination. These chairs are perfectly matched to any of our oak farmhouse tables and would make for the perfect kitchen dining set. One of the best things about these farmhouse dining sets is that they are very hardy and enduring, great for withstanding the vigours of daily family use. Indeed, many of our clients prefer our range of oak dining sets above our more formal dining options with Victorian and Regency dining sets, specifically as they are more tough and can take the odd scrape, knock and spill.
(Above photo - The refectory dining set, equally fab with Windsor, ladderback or spindle back chairs around )
Of course, chosing the right set of spindle back chairs is a big decision so come and view these for yourself in our Hertfordshire antiques showroom so you can find exactly the right set to match your taste and interior. If you are looking for a matching refectory table dining set then nothing beats sitting at them to see how comfortable they are, it is a big investment so you want to find the right set. Considering these will last for many generations, they also make a great family heirloom and hence investment. If you are thinking of hosting larger scale dinner parties we can source set of 18 and upwards spindle back chairs. We also have a range of extending refectory tables - the table will extend outwards via the leaf system whereby you pull out the extra leaf to either end and you can gain an extra 2-6 feet on the table to accommodate more guests.
(Above photo - If you are looking to seat more guests, our range of extending refectory tables are just the ticket )
We can ship these spindle back chairs to anywhere in the UK and world so please get in touch for a shipping quote. We can also offer discounts for large orders and to interior designers who like these chairs for their country estate projects, just let us know what you are looking for and we can source the right chairs and antiques for you. We can ship spindle backs to Herts, Essex, Bed, Bucks and Surrey refectory tables and oak chairs. Plus of course anywhere in the world - we have literally shipped to every continent on the planet. Spindle back chairs are a popular form of rustic kitchen dining chairs that first emerged from Lancashire, England in the 18th century. During the Industrial Revolution Lancashire and the North West became populated with mill towns - hence the use of wooden spindles for the backsplat, the defining design characteristic of spindle back chairs. They look great around refectory dining tables and are the ultimate for those wanting to create that cosy rustic farmhouse look. Commonly they were crafted from oak but also appear in ash and yew wood.
(Above photo - Set of spindle back chairs around the trusty refectory table )
Our Hertfordshire antiques showroom is just 25 minutes north of London in the leafy Herts countryside so perfect for a viewing on these spindle back chairs. We have been in business since 1966 and specialise in art deco furniture, antique dining furniture, bronzes, architectural antiques, Chinese porcelain and the world of interiors. Please let us know what you are looking for and we hope to see you soon. Of course if these oak chairs aren't right, we also have a range of Windsor chairs and ladder back chairs which are also pefect for that cosy farmhouse look.
Please enjoy some videos of our spindle backs from the Canonbury Antiques YouTube Channel:
Large range of Sheffield silver plate centerpieces - a lesson in crafting and silver smith, any of these epergnes would take center stage as part of any interiors project