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Ship's Swivel Chair


Category: Campaign Furniture

Subcategory: Seating

This mahogany Ship's Chair swivels on a cast iron base which originally would have been bolted down in place.

The back has shallow carving by way of decoration and four reeded and turned columns. The re-upholstered leather seat lifts out to reveal a second, removable caned seat for hot climates. This second seat is of the period but is a little small. It's possible that either it was from a companion chair or there was an extra fitting that has since gone. The base has lion heads on a paw to each of the three feet.

This chair was probably made for either a steamship ferrying people around the coast or a liner. Circa 1900.

  • Dimensions:
    H 85.5cm x W 52.5cm x D 44cm
    H 33½" x W 20½" x D 17¼"

  • Year: Circa 1900
  • Medium: Mahogany, Cast Iron
  • Country: England
  • Style: Ship's Furniture
  • Exhibition: The Baggage Elephant
  • Condition: Seat Re-Upholstered
  • Reference Number: 81611