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.


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


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

Sean Clarke recently blogged about Naval Campaign Furniture.

Jack Plane

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.


  2. clarkeltd says:

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


  3. Simon Clarke says:

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


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