can anyone tell me what type of chair this is, please?
What a lovely reclining chair. There was an arts and craft designer called Morris in the US and reclining chairs can be known as Morris chairs after the designer of the times. But your design may predate that and be more colonial I don’t know.
thank you, Kate, for replying. I don't know much about the chair's history...I rescued it from an ex boyfriends grandparents house-it was in terrible condition (& it was supposedly near to 100 years old???), my father "did it up" and now I've stripped it back to its original colour and the seat and back will be leather. Am very curious to know more!! 🤞🙏
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It is in the arts and craft period style (around 1860-1910)Btw Morris is William Morris and he was definitely British (born Walthamstow, mainly lived in London and Kelmscott). Frank Lloyd Wright (an American) did a version (not like yours). There were many companies that produced lots of similar chairs to Morris, some had joints you could see and some hidden like yours. The shaped top of the back rest is unusual as most of the time are straight across. Maybe yours is an earlier version with Victorian influence and the darker wood gives a hint it could be? Are there any markings on the frame (number or name)? All the best, Louise, Decoro Custom Interiors - Window Treatment Specialist, Sydney
thanks for commenting, Louise. There are no brands or marks, unfortunately. The darker wood is a result of my dad staining it to match other furniture...I've stripped it back to its original colour and it seems to have a lot of different woods making it up. It's a mystery for sure!!!!