Classic porter armchair features a high and enclosed hooded. Used in medieval England as gatekeeper servant chair. Designed to protect and keep the servant warm, high sides and backrest allowed the servant to sink back.
Width: 78 cm, Depth: 63 cm, Height: 167 cm
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Porter chair usually used as a gatekeeper servant chair in medieval England. It was designed to protect and keep the servant warm, high sides and backrest allowed the servant to sink back out of the wind.
The chair features a high and enclosed backrest, hooded similar to egg-shell. This hooded backrest and sides also serves to collect the sound and help the servant hearing.
Our recent work handcrafting a replica of the porter chair for a client in Bandung, West Java. We use mahogany wood to build the chair frame, accented with flower and foliage wood carving. crest on the top.
The chair features classic style cabriole front legs flower carving knee and scroll foot.
Beautiful! Unbelievable it was made for a gatekeeper.Customer : Gena
After several sanding step and some treatment, the piece is painted using oil base white paint, finished with polyurethane top coat to protect the paint.
Fully upholstered, the backrest, sides, and hoods using foam and red fabric fastened to the chair frames using solid brass nails. We can use braided ribbon to conceal the tacks on the upholstery.