Art Deco Cinema Seats

Cinema Seats

An original pair of folding cinema seats in wrought iron, wood and velvet, circa 1940s…

SKU: RC0550.

Product Description

An awesome set of original cinema seats…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of these seats, we understand from the previous owner that they date to the mid 20th century, circa 1940s. Originally from a theatre in Oxfordshire, the seats are offered in working condition. Made in what we think is cast iron, the seats are complemented with padded wooden backs and arm rests, then finished with a Red velvet style material. They are comfortable and functional in many ways, especially as a space saving seating option or for an alternative and fun seat in your home

Their natural position is ‘folded’, therefore imagine these in a hallway or in any area where space is restricted, they would be perfect. We love the Golden accent to the sides of the seats!. Originally Black, the side panels have been naively over-painted to give a gold effect, and we feel this is what gives them their Art Deco or antique feel…

We are offering the seats in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. Structurally the seats are great and they perfectly ‘free stand’ on their own. They have a good patina; showing signs of usage with scars and abrasions across the seats. There are some tatty areas, yet a good spruce up and some TLC could transform the seats. We feel the current condition simply adds to their charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

We currently have two identical sets available, this listing is just for one set numbered 13 & 14. We also have a set numbered 15 & 16

Please note : The seats didn’t originally have a bottom, as they would have been bolted to the floor of the theatre. We have made a simple base using wood, and bolted the seats to it for stability. The bolts are easily removed allowing one to change the bottom, or bolt them down directly to a surface in a home or retail setting

Dimensions : Depth : 47cm, Width : 120cm, Height : 88cm (Seat height : 42cm)

Condition : Structurally good, some surface scars and abrasions, some rusty areas, some tatty and dirty places, some paint chipping

Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 47 x 120 x 88 cm