Description

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!

Additional information

STYLE / PERIOD

DATE: Circa

1970s

SKU SEI-SEA-001 Category

Additional information

STYLE / PERIOD

DATE: Circa

1970s

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