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The Portland Queen Anne, wing back chair is an elegant piece designed with just about any environment in mind. From a home to an office, it’s the quintessential British Queen Anne piece.

It takes its name from the 3rd Duke of Portland, William Cavendish-Bentinck. The Duke succeeded The Earl of Shelburne in 1783 but he was only in office for a mere 10 months. Despite his swift tenureship, his did oversee the signing of the Treaty of Paris, formally ending the American Revolutioary War. Interestingly, Portland parish in Jamaica was named after the 3rd Duke of Portland. The Titchfield School, founded in 1786, also in the parish is also named in his honor. The school’s crest is derived from the Earl of Portland’s personal crest.

The most notable namesake, however, is our amazing Portland Wing Back Chair. We upholster all of our hand dyed pieces before applying the dye. This means you get that beautiful patinated finish that is unique to your piece. We can mix any colour available – just bring in your favourite pair of socks and we’ll do the rest! A firey oxblood red, a deep chestnut brown or even a crimson sunshine yellow… the possibilities are endless. Design wise, this Portland is made from a solid beechwood frame and has a fully coil spring seat. 

This piece has been finished with a straight leg to give a wonderful vintage feel and hand dyed in a rich brown with a lovely patina of the leather. This piece really is the perfect example of the classic queen anne chair with a vintage twist.