Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair
Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair

Glenister Of Wycombe Draftsman Chair

£725.00

Once used in Portsmouth dockyard.

Nice rare example of a Glenister reclining draftsman's chair from the early 1900's. The provenance of this chair was interesting, as it came from someone who was in the Navy at Portsmouth dock yard, can't get better than that.

It seems these chairs had various designs to suit different circumstances. Most notably, this one has a sprung loaded reclining back rest, (where most, if you can find them, are fixed backs), which could be adjusted for tension for reclining. Plus, the back rest has a height adjustment (from approx. 62cm - 71cm), by means of a cast iron wheel on the rear. By spinning the chair around anti-clockwise or clockwise, this would allow you to adjust the height to suit each operator. The back rest has a light early vinyl type material, and you can feel, what seems like horse hair underneath.

The main base has a solid cast iron mounting bracket at the top, with a red finish to the surface, where the splayed legs are attached. Leading down to four individual quarter circle foot rests, which are supported by a solid round metal ring towards the front edge, giving greater support underneath the foot rests. Below this, is a secondary cross stretchers for addition support. Difficult to say for sure if this part, was an addition at some point in the chairs life, or the original design.

The chair is constructed with two types of wood, a deep reddish brown timber (possibly pitch pine) and then a beech wood for the seat, back rest and cross stretchers. Either way the contrasting combination works very nicely together. There has been some minor restoration, which is somewhat expected during the chairs commercial life, however this adds to the great patination across the timber.

Take a closer look and you will see the 'Glenister Maker Wycombe' stamped in a square block to the back of the seat on one side, on the other the registration number (614645), and on the piece of timber that holds the pivoting bolt in place for the vertical back rest bar on the right, you have the initials J.J.M. presumably the person who built this chair. How cool is that!

Thomas Glenister was a Publican in Wycombe, or High Wycombe as it's also known. It was also known, that if a customer could not pay his drinks tabs, he would ask them to settle their tab by making chairs for him. It was also noted that he made coronation chairs for Edward VII. Thomas Glenister also became mayor of High Wycombe between 1889-1891.

Truly great value piece of history with a nice provenance. 

Period: Early 1900's onward

Material: Wood, Iron, Fabric

Approximate Dimensions:

53cm wide
108cm high
59cm deep
Rough seat height adjustment from 62cm - 71cm

Condition: As you can imagine our products had a life before we got them. Therefore, you will see signs of ageing, wear, fading & marks which create their unique look. Few minor attentive repairs. Overall the condition is commensurate with its age and use.

The price above is only for the product. Delivery will be extra and is calculated at the checkout stage before the order is finalized.

As a general guide delivery costs start from £10.00 up to £50.00 for larger items like a dresser.

Scotland, Highlands & Islands may be more please contact us first, before placing an order.

In some cases we may be able to offer FREE local delivery (depending on your location). Very small items can be posted for a nominal cost. 

Delivery of large furniture items are done by furniture delivery specialists and usually take between 3-10 days, depending on location, item and timing.

We use a network of specialist furniture carriers who specifically handle antique furniture & delicate items. So you have peace of mind the item will arrive in
one piece and with great care. 

All deliveries are one man deliveries (for cost reasons) and to the ground floor. Help will be required, unless you specify a two man delivery at an additional cost.

For worldwide shipping please contact us first.

If you have any questions please let us know.

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Our products come with a guarantee stating they are as described when purchased.

As all our products are either antiques or vintage and have a life before we got them, we do not offer traditional warranties due to the nature of the items and history.

Please inspect the images to be sure you want the item on sale before purchasing.

The condition of each product is noted on all products in the main description. Please read this so you are clear on what you are buying.

If you have any questions however small beforehand and to give yourself peace of mind, please make contact. As we are very happy to discuss anything in greater detail.

One last thing! Please double check your dimensions. One, to make sure it will fit through any doorway in to your home. Secondly, to make sure it fits in the space you want to place in it in. If in doubt, ring for help!

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We hope you will be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are unhappy, you may return the item/items to us within 14 days. Please notify us within 14 days.

You will need to arrange for the safe return of any item or items purchased. Please ensure the goods are returned in the same condition as sent to you.

You will be responsible for return cost.

Once we have received your return, we will refund you the cost of the item/items, less any initial delivery and packaging costs, within 14 days.

Last of all, if returning an item, please advise us when we are likely to expect the item. We can then book this in and make sure we are available to except the item.

If you have any questions please contact us before ordering.

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Listed in every product description are the dimensions for each product.

This information is provided so you can check if the piece you wish to buy will fit in your home.

Please double check your dimensions. One, to make sure it will fit through any doorway in to your home. Secondly, to make sure it fits in the space you want to place in it in. If in doubt, ring for help!

Any questions please get in touch.

Here to help.

If you would like to speak to someone, please call on 07973 154860.

You can email mark (@) campbellvintage.co.uk

Alternatively you can use the Live Chat on our website
(bottom right hand corner), message us via WhatsApp or via our
Instagram account.

Office Address: 71 Campbell Road, Southsea, PO5 1RJ. By appointment only to this address. Need to be booked in advance.

Always here to help.

Delivery

The price above is only for the product. Delivery will be extra and is calculated at the checkout stage before the order is finalized.

As a general guide delivery costs start from £10.00 up to £50.00 for larger items like a dresser.

Scotland, Highlands & Islands may be more please contact us first, before placing an order.

In some cases we may be able to offer FREE local delivery (depending on your location). Very small items can be posted for a nominal cost. 

Delivery of large furniture items are done by furniture delivery specialists and usually take between 3-10 days, depending on location, item and timing.

We use a network of specialist furniture carriers who specifically handle antique furniture & delicate items. So you have peace of mind the item will arrive in
one piece and with great care. 

All deliveries are one man deliveries (for cost reasons) and to the ground floor. Help will be required, unless you specify a two man delivery at an additional cost.

For worldwide shipping please contact us first.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Here to help.

Warranty

Our products come with a guarantee stating they are as described when purchased.

As all our products are either antiques or vintage and have a life before we got them, we do not offer traditional warranties due to the nature of the items and history.

Please inspect the images to be sure you want the item on sale before purchasing.

The condition of each product is noted on all products in the main description. Please read this so you are clear on what you are buying.

If you have any questions however small beforehand and to give yourself peace of mind, please make contact. As we are very happy to discuss anything in greater detail.

One last thing! Please double check your dimensions. One, to make sure it will fit through any doorway in to your home. Secondly, to make sure it fits in the space you want to place in it in. If in doubt, ring for help!

Here to help.

Returns

We hope you will be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are unhappy, you may return the item/items to us within 14 days. Please notify us within 14 days.

You will need to arrange for the safe return of any item or items purchased. Please ensure the goods are returned in the same condition as sent to you.

You will be responsible for return cost.

Once we have received your return, we will refund you the cost of the item/items, less any initial delivery and packaging costs, within 14 days.

Last of all, if returning an item, please advise us when we are likely to expect the item. We can then book this in and make sure we are available to except the item.

If you have any questions please contact us before ordering.

Here to help.

Dimensions

Listed in every product description are the dimensions for each product.

This information is provided so you can check if the piece you wish to buy will fit in your home.

Please double check your dimensions. One, to make sure it will fit through any doorway in to your home. Secondly, to make sure it fits in the space you want to place in it in. If in doubt, ring for help!

Any questions please get in touch.

Here to help.

Contact Us

If you would like to speak to someone, please call on 07973 154860.

You can email mark (@) campbellvintage.co.uk

Alternatively you can use the Live Chat on our website
(bottom right hand corner), message us via WhatsApp or via our
Instagram account.

Office Address: 71 Campbell Road, Southsea, PO5 1RJ. By appointment only to this address. Need to be booked in advance.

Always here to help.