This beech Paragon Chair folds to a very compact size thanks to the clever metal joints that link the 12 bars that form its frame. The replaced upholstery consists of a rectangle of leather with ears sewn to the corners. It follows the pattern of the original canvas upholstery which remains with the chair. When folded, the chair resembles a pile of sticks. To set the chair up, the beech bars are pulled apart to their widest point. The ears of the upholstery can then be hung over the 4 high points of the chair. The 2 metal bars can then be pushed down until they lock, widening the struts even further and holding the seat and back in place. The chair is stamped 1918 although sometimes 4 digit numbers refer to a model reference, this is likely to be the date. The small size of this chair fits in with its portability. Circa 1918.
Thank you for your enquiry.
We will get back to you soon.