English Walnut Spoon Back Nursing Chair – Circa 1860

reupholstered walnut spoonback chair
Fine Living Spoon Back Victorian Nursing Chair Restoration ~ Ref :Gil 0560
Fine Living Spoon Back Victorian Nursing Chair Restoration ~ Ref :Gil 0560
Fine Living Spoon Back Victorian Nursing Chair Restoration ~ Ref :Gil 0560
Fine Living Spoon Back Victorian Nursing Chair Restoration ~ Ref :Gil 0560
Fine Living Spoon Back Victorian Nursing Chair Restoration ~ Ref :Gil 0560
fine living spoon back Victorian nursing chair ~ Ref :Gil 0560

Victorian Walnut Chair Restoration

 We purchased this chair from a lady who had had it in her family for years. It was in truth really fit to be left to be food for woodworm but we really liked the fine carving on the slender walnut arms and legs. It rested in the workshop for a number of weeks until it was spotted by a film company director who’d approached us with the aim of producing a restoration film for the American Fine Living T.V. Channel. So our ugly duckling of a chair was now going to be a film star!

The nursing chair was stripped of all its upholstery and fabric, retaining any salvageable horse hair and stuffing for our upholsterer to reuse if possible. Once stripped bare of all the soft furnishing the remaining walnut chair framework was carefully dismantled and all the joints were cleaned and repaired where necessary. A new rear leg was hand carved from period walnut in our wood store and the spoon back chair was rebuilt using traditional hot melt glue just as they would have in Victorian Times. The walnut frame was gently cleaned back and hand French Polished to show off the natural colour of the walnut. This was further enhanced by wax polishing it with Gilboy’s Rose Gold.  

Our upholsterer was then tasked to traditionally reupholster the nursing chair using as much traditional material as possible and  to cover it with our selected contemporary fabric. We think it blends the Victorian era nicely with the 21st Century.

Having had over 70 hours of work spent restoring it we think it looks amazing.    


Dimensions:  Width 70cm | Height 97cm (33cm) | Depth  70cm

Ref  Gil 0560

Price : £1895.00

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Call to Reserve: 01803 762 763

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UK Payment and Shipping

Payment must be received within 5 days of commitment to buy. We accept all major credit cards, personal cheque, bankers draft, bank transfer, paypal or cash on collection. Items will dispatched promptly when full payment has cleared.


We will warmly welcome anyone wishing to collect or view the furniture in our showroom but request that you call us a few days prior, just in case it is in our store or located in our high street shop.


United Kingdom Deliveries: Exeter/Plymouth area £40.00 delivered by ourselves.
Outside this area – £80.00 U.K. mainland only. For Highlands, Islands and other hard to reach areas there may be an additional cost.We only use professional fine art couriers to safely transport your furniture.

Packing and Insurance

Your antique will be packaged to protect it in transit. For your further piece of mind all deliveries are fully insured in transit and during delivery.


International Payment and Shipping


Please contact us to discuss the best method of payment.


For larger items and pieces of furniture we always use professional fully insured international furniture removers and carriers to ensure your piece of mind. Due to the differing size and weights of our pieces we always quote on an individual basis to ensure the most cost effective method of transport. If you require a quote please contact us and we will be happy to discuss. Alternatively, there are many companies that would be willing to quote you for international delivery.