This elegant Napoleon III slipper chair, circa 1880, is upholstered in our ‘Lyme Bay’ hand-printed linen. Unconventionally, the textile has been turned on its side - but to powerful effect. The chair’s front legs, ebonised in the traditional way using Indian ink, have a dead flat finish and provide a striking contrast to the linen’s Elizabethan ochre colour-way. Other details include: original hardwood castors and brass castor rings, a sprung seat, tulip pleats at the front corners finished with double piping and French tacks, and a well proportioned back rest with a beautiful, curved top edge. The piece has the firm finish associated with horsehair - a satisfying ‘scrunch’ - and is very comfortable. The textile design is by artist maker, Cameron Short.
Dimensions to follow.
Enquiries welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. The piece is viewable at our West Dorset workshop, between Lyme and Crewkerne - please call in advance.