About this Piece
A traditionally upholstered porters chair in hand dyed hide with deep buttoning to the seat, back and interior canopy. with an English made solid beech frame and solid mahogany legs. Jute and hessian traditionally upholstered seat and back with hand sewn individual coil springs. Hand crafted in our Dorset workshops using traditional upholstering techniques. Individual antiqued brass nails.
Porters chairs were designed to envelop the porter to keep out the draft from doorways as well as providing a seat in his task of remaining at the door for long periods. A porter was necessary to screen and greet visitors but to also remain at the door since the knocker may not be heard in larger homes.
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