A mahogany Campaign Chair made to Wyburn’s Patent.
The chair has an elegant, long sweep to its back legs that continue to form the side rails. The back and seat are slated to support cushions. The front legs are hinged to fold but held in place for use by two swing hooks to the side rails. The back is fixed to the side rails by two brass bolts and held up by its leather arm straps, that are adjustable to hooks to the front of the arm posts. The arm straps are removable from the back on large wooden bolts. The arm posts are fixed and contain the back and cushions when dismantled.
We illustrated a similar chair with a foot rest to this in our catalogue The Sundowners. That example had a pressed brass label marked Wyburn’s Patent likely for the Taunton cabinet maker Robert Wyburn born in 1829, son of Job Wyburn of the same profession. More can be read about Wyburn in the Makers section of our website https://www.campaignfurniture.com/artists/wyburns
This is a comfortable chair by a little-known maker. Mid 19th Century.