A wonderful set of six faux bamboo chairs with caned seats in the Chinese Chippendale 'Cockpen' style. The timber chairs have a woven cane seat, one of which has been replaced and each chair has been ebonised to create a darker finish to the surface of the faux bamboo. The set comprises of two 'dining' chairs and four 'carver' style chairs which work together nicely and fit around most standard dining tables.
Whilst this set of chairs are a slightly more contemporary version of the famed 'Cockpen chair' (this set being circa 1960s), the set do have distinct similarities to the 18th and 19th century originals. The term 'Cockpen' appears to originate in the 20th century, probably in the antique trade, where formerly the style was known as 'Chinese' style. The origin of the name very likely stems from the parish of Cockpen where at one stage in the family pew of the Earls and Marquesses of Dalhousie a set of four Cockpen chairs once resided. It can also be noted that in antique and period drawings of cockfights the design of the pens which held the cocks had a very similar construction to that of the 18th and 19th century chairs.
- 48cm Deep x 58cm Wide x 89cm High and 38.5cm Seat Height and 66cm Arm Height
Dining chairs measure
- 43cm Deep x 46cm Wide x 92cm High and 42cm Seat Height