19th Century Mahogany Leather Upholstered Hall Porters Chair


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Object Description

A wonderful and rare 19th Century mahogany hall porters chair upholstered in leather.

English circa 1870.

Always a rare item to find and especially of this unique design. Elegantly constructed in the Georgian manner with wide proportions.
The mahogany timbered ā€˜Cā€™ scroll framed hood having serpentine sides and out swept mahogany fronted arms.
Retaining what looks to be a very old, possibly original leather and individual brass studwork, the back having shallow buttons over a sprung seat, raised on tapering legs and brass castors to the front with swept legs to the rear.

The leather is in excellent condition having retained a wonderful faded colour and depth. This chair would have been used at the entrance of a large country house / estate, designed to envelop the porter / gatekeeper to keep them warm as there were often cold breezes near the front doors, where he could be sat for long periods of time.

Width 31 1/2 inches – 80cm
Height 57 inches – 145cm
Depth 29 1/2 inches – 75cm
Seat Height 17 inches – 43cm

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+44 (0)1438 869 819

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Benington, Hertfordshire, UK

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