Reclining Campaign Chair

Reclining Campaign Chair



A mahogany Campaign Chair made to recline.

The chair is adjustable whilst sat in by the iron triggers under the arms, which are made in two parts. The back section is a box within which the front section fits into. The front section is cut with a saw tooth to its underside that catches on the iron fitting of the trigger to the box. This allows it to extend the arm's length and so the angle of the back it is hinged to.

The front legs are fitted with long iron bolts that pass through the seat frame to fix to the arm posts. The back legs are fitted with wider wooden threads as they fix to the back of the frame which has less depth. The chair breaks down comprehensively. When the legs, arms and arm posts are removed the caned back will fold against the seat frame on its hinges. The arm pads will also slide off the hinges that hold them to the arm box.

This is a well-considered chair with a shaped back and lugs to the arm posts and boxes for added strength. The underside of the hinged arm pads are painted to resemble rosewood and it is probable that the whole chair was once decorated in this way. Early to mid 19th Century.


Height 104.1 cm / 41 "
Width 58.4 cm / 23 "
Depth 81.25 cm / 32 "

Early to mid 19th Century.






Campaign Chair

From Chair To Cannon

The frame is a historic replacement. The original may have been caned. Cushions replaced.