A Victorian Hall Porters Chair was placed by the front door of an estate or home for use by a gatekeeper servant who was in charge of screening guests and visitors. Since there were often cold breezes near a front door, the chair was designed to envelop and keep the servant relatively warm in his task of remaining at the door for long periods.
So, what makes this piece Half Porters Chair? It’s fairly self explanatory if you take a look at our fabulous ‘full’ Porters Chair… we’ve taken the top off it! The Half Porters Chair is a modern twist of a classic design. The posture friendly design offers a gentle lean and lumber support for your back… perfect if you prefer a more vertical back…however, we can adapt the design to suit you and your seating style. We upholstered this chair with a beautiful Natural Hemsby Check by Colefax and Fowler, a superb quality fabric to compliment the sturdy hardwood structure.
This particular Half Porters Chair and complimentary footstool was crafted to specific dimensions for a lady in Tyneside… get in touch today to discuss your perfect chair.