Rare Pair of Ships Chairs from RMS Olympic
Pair of Mahogany and leather ships chairs with cast iron bases from second class dining room of RMS Olympic, the sister ship of the Titanic. These chairs are identical to those fitted on the Titanic. They are narrow from front to back with a distinctive shape and carving to the top.
The majority of chairs in the dining rooms had iron bases and were bolted down to fix their position, with a swivel seat. It's probable that these chairs were used occasionally on the end of a table etc. to accommodate an extra guest.
The Olympic was built before the Titanic and was in use from 1911 to 1935. Her history and images of her dining rooms, showing similar chairs, can be easily found online. Made in the Harland and Wolff workshops in Belfast recently sympathetically mounted on turned wooden bases to increase stability. The ship was broken up in 1935 and much of her fittings and furniture sold off. Chairs from the Olympic do not come to the market often. Circa 1911.
Recently sympathetically mounted on turned wooden bases to increase stability.
Dimensions: H: 35" (89cm) x W: 23" (58.4cm) x D: 20" (50.8cm).
Seat height: 19.5" (49.5cm).
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