This solid oak adjustable recliner chair, is a very rare example of an early 20th century Morris style chair.
The Morris chair is an early type of reclining chair. The design was adapted by William Morris’s firm, Morris & Company from a prototype owned by Ephraim Colman in rural Sussex, England. The first examples came on the market in 1866.
The design features a seat with a reclining back, and moderately high armrests, which give the chair an old-style appearance. The characteristic feature of a Morris chair is a hinged back, set between two un-upholstered arms, with the reclining angle adjusted through a row of pegs, holes or notches in each arm. The original Morris chair had dark stained woodwork, turned spindles and heavily decorated upholstery, in typical Victorian style.
This example was designed between 1900-1910. The oak back rest is hinged on a solid brass mechanism, and has four adjustable positions. The original leather covering was torn, and beyond repair, so I have had it re-upholstered in a period style, vintage distressed leather.
This is a very rare find on the Irish market, and a must for any lover or collector of vintage seating.
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