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Antique 19th Century Chippendale Upholstered Porter Chair, Authentic (SOLD)

Price $2,950.00

Antique 19th Century Chippendale Upholstered Porter Chair, Authentic. Sold as is.

A porter chair was a type of chair used in medieval England and later France. Usually formed in a high-grade leather or red velvet, it was placed by the front door of an estate or home for use by a gatekeeper servant who was in charge of screening guests and visitors. This was necessary since the door knocker might not be heard throughout the house.

Since there were often cold breezes near a front door, the chair was designed to envelop and keep the servant relatively warm in his task of remaining at the door for long periods. It is best described as a hollowed-out standing on end egg shape. The chair has a very high enclosed back, four legs, hand rests, and usually a notch for a lantern at the side, allowing the person to shelter from the wind and await visitors knocks.

65.75″H x 33.5″W x 31″D

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SKU: chair-170601 Categories: , , , , ,

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Dimensions 31 x 33.5 x 65.75 in