Tasmanian blackwood ‘Peddle’ chair c 1900

Tasmanian blackwood ‘Peddle’ chair c 1900

A beautifully patinated kitchen chair, made of Tasmanian blackwood, of a type ascribed to George Peddle.

George Peddle (1855-1933) was born in West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the centre for English Windsor chair manufacture. He migrated to Hobart in 1884 and began to manufacture his own Tasmanian blackwood ‘Windsor’ chair. In 1889 he moved to Launceston, later moving along the railway line to Nabola, where he was joined by his brother-in-law, Harry Hearn, who continued ‘Peddle’ chair manufacture in association with George Peddle’s saw milling business.

Ref: Denis Lake’s George Peddle The Men Who Made the Celebrated Chairs, pub 2016.

Price inc GST $850