Neoclassical Style Hooded Cane Porter’s Chair Vintage


SKU SEI-SEA-001 Category

Vintage Neoclassical style hooded cane porter’s chair in wonderful vintage condition. The original upholstery has no stains or tears and the caning in unharmed. There are small nicks and dings on the wood as you would expect with age but nothing major. Circa 1970s. This unique chair would make a striking addition to any room.

Chair Size:

  • • Height: 53 Inches
  • • Width: 32 Inches
  • • Depth: 29 Inches
  • • Arm Height: 23.5 Inches
  • • Seat Height: 16.5 Inches
  • • Weight:  37 Pounds


Crated Size:

  •  • Height: 56 Inches
  • • Width: 38 Inches
  • • Depth: 35 Inches
  • • Weight: 220 Pounds


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Keep in mind warehouse414 items are vintage and not new, so they will have signs of use and wear. See photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections.


Wow! This vintage hooded porter’s chair has a sense of character and adds a dramatic presence to a room. It is likely from the 1970s and is upholstered in gold toned crushed velvet. The carving and detail on the Neoclassical style legs, hood and arms are rich in detail and carefully crafted. The surprising origins of the glamorous porter’s chair came to be in medieval England, and later in France, to be placed nearby the front door of an estate or home for use by the gatekeeper servant whose job it was to screen visitors; and, since there were almost always cold breezes near the front door and the gatekeeper was required to remain at his post for many long hours, this chair was created for warmth and comfort. The hooded chair kept them warm and cozy. However, the chairs with cane versus leather hoods may have come about from their later use in France as chairs for invalids and the elderly. This unique example would make a striking addition to any room where comfort and style are enjoyed. It should be yours!