Sea(t) Worthy

Continuing with the thread of blogs on maritime furniture, I came across this folding chair, typical of many used aboard warships in the late eighteenth-century, which were designed to be easily stowed during battle.

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Fig. 1. Mahogany Hepplewhite folding chair, circa 1780. (Christopher Clarke)

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Fig. 2. Concertina folding action. (Christopher Clarke)

Sean Clarke recently blogged about Naval Campaign Furniture.

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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4 Responses to Sea(t) Worthy

  1. Mark Cass says:

    What a great chair! A ton of extra work to make, but I for one am very glad for the time put in.

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  2. clarkeltd says:

    Thank you for the link Jack.
    We have sold a number of naval chairs but never one with Hepplewhite style back.

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  3. Simon Clarke says:

    Thought you might like to see my blog on Naval chairs Jack.

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