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18th Century style mahogany reading chair
18th Century style mahogany reading chair
An intriguing 18th Century style mahogany reading chair with yoke-shaped top rail, adjustable easel and saddle seat, allowing the bibliophile to sit in the chair backwards and read in comfort. Additionally...

£2,250

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The Gillows Stool
The Gillows Stool
A carved mahogany 'X' frame Stool in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster. The bowed moulded edge solid seat on serpentine carved ‘X’ frame supports centred by a shaped foliage carved panel ha...

£2,225

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Classic slipper arm chair in chocolate brown leather
Classic slipper arm chair in chocolate brown leather
A classic slipper arm chair with hardwood polished frame, deep buttoned seat and back traditionally upholstered in quality choclate brown hide. The slipper chair first made its appearance in the early 18th cent...

£2,150

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Shaftesbury antique style buttoned leather chair
Shaftesbury antique style buttoned leather chair
The Shaftesbury is an overside lounge chair or chaise longue, traditionally upholstered over an English made hardwood frame with solid mahogany turned front legs, and shaped back legs, on brass castors. Th...

£2,070

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Giltwood window seat In Simply Waterford Damask
Giltwood window seat In Simply Waterford Damask
A scroll arm window seat with hand carved mahogany frame which has been oil gilded in Dutch metal leaf with antique patina. Made in a In Simply Waterford Damask.

£8,390

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Hand carved mahogany library armchair
Hand carved mahogany library armchair
A hand carved mahogany library armchair, the back in the shape of a ship's transom carved with a Coat of Arms centred by the Spencer crest flanked by Victory wreaths. The buttoned seat upholstered in Portla...

£3,605

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mahogany and brass mounted chair
mahogany and brass mounted chair
A mahogany and brass mounted chair, the slung back and cushion seat, with lion head arm terminals, on a turned ‘X’ base. The original Regency. Unrepeatable Item.

£3,240

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Mahogany and Brass Mounted Stool
Mahogany and Brass Mounted Stool
A sable mahogany and brass mounted stool in the manner of Thomas Hope, with slung seat, with lion head arm terminals, on a turned ‘X’ base. The original Regency.

£3,090

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finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair
finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair
A finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair, the padded back with a coronet carved crest and a carved frame, the reverse inlaid with okumé veneer and mother of pearl, the upholstered seat on turne...

£1,995

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Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Yorkstone
Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Yorkstone
The Swift bedroom or occasional chair features a deep buttoned back and solid mahogany on brass castors. The English made hardwood frame is traditionally upholstered with jute, hessian and hand sewn individual ...

£1,835

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Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Fjord
Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Fjord
The Swift bedroom or occasional chair features a deep buttoned back and solid mahogany on brass castors. The English made hardwood frame is traditionally upholstered with jute, hessian and hand sewn individual ...

£1,835

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Masefield bedroom chair in Linwood Tango Velvet
Masefield bedroom chair in Linwood Tango Velvet
The Masefield bedroom or occasional chair features a deep buttoned back and solid mahogany on brass castors. The English made hardwood frame has a shaped front edge, traditionally upholstered with jute, hessian...

£1,787

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James giltwood chair in crushed sandshell velvet
James giltwood chair in crushed sandshell velvet
Our exclusive James chair has been carefully copied from an early 18th Century French design with hand carved repeating floral pattern, oil gilded in dutch leaf and finished to an antique patina.  Upholste...

£1,425

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Upholstered Dressing Chair
Upholstered Dressing Chair
Upholstered dressing chair with floral and line brass inlay, constructed in Etimoe veneer, a tropical hardwood from Central Africa. This chair features Movingue veneer crossbanding and comes complete with elega...

£1,305

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Swift bedroom or occasional chair in aqua blue geometric fabric
Swift bedroom or occasional chair in aqua blue geometric fabric
The Swift bedroom or occasional chair features an English made hardwood frame with turned and tapered mahogany legs. Traditionally upholstered with jute, hessian and hand sewn individual coil springs in the sea...

£1,275

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The Chaise Lounge or Long Chair was a resurrection of the Greek and Roman couch.  Designs were based upon relaxation and support of the body in repose and upright sitting.  Curved backrests padded arm rests and the appearance of elaborate upholstery reflected a fashion that was to transcend the classical designs as chair makers begin to adapt their designs to the idiosyncrasies of the human body.

By the mid 16th C. the chair was becoming a common piece of furniture throughout Europe.

Hall chairs became fashionable in Britain in the 1720s-30s.  These would be arranged around the walls of an entrance hall and were intended for the occasional use of waiting servants and not intended for comfort.

Today we have chairs for special purposes, library, lounge, bedroom and dining room, each with specific furniture requirements.  The chair is an important acquisition it?s uses indicative of a life style.

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