Early Ernest Race Antelope Chair
The Antelope chair was designed by Ernest Race in 1951 for the ‘Festival of Britain’. Heralded as the ‘New Elizabethan’ spirit with a sculptural, playful form, the Antelope chair won a silver medal at the Tenth Trienale furniture fair in Milan, making it an internationally recognised icon.
This is an early one, with the metal ball feet in situ and surviving in a great unrestored condition. The chair is firm with a sprinkling of very dark green paint almost black added, be it a while ago, to the metal frame and a touch up again some time ago on the yellow ply seat.
The chair is perfectly usable and we rather like that lived in look rather than shiny shiny. We do have another all red Antelope chair in similar condition and age.
Dimensions - Overall: Height 74-77.5cm (Mid-Outer) x Width 56.5cm x Depth 60.5cm
Dimensions - Specifically the Seat: Height 46.5-42cm (Front-Rear/Mid) x Depth 38.5cm
Martina, an interior designer qualified from The Inchbald School of Design London partners up with Wayne an ardent gatherer in offering an attention-grabbing, appealing mix of British furniture and lighting from anywhere between 1750-2000, of all genres. We have an ever-changing flow of interesting stock which works well for home, commercial spaces and interior designers.
Billy Hunt has successfully focused on British furniture and lighting since 2015. Our base is a 3,000sq foot space on a wonderful country estate in Staffordshire which you are more than welcome to visit, just let us know.
When purchasing from us we include delivery within mainland UK in the purchase price and liaise with you to ensure delivery is as swift and as smooth as possible. Please call or email for quotes to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isles and for World-wide shipping.
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If in any doubt and /or wish to chat over a piece then please give us a call 01283 617377 / 07768 266266
H: 77cm (30.31in)
W: 56cm (22.05in)
D: 60cm (23.62in)