An Unusual 19th Century English Reading Chair No. 2502

An Unusual 19th Century English Reading Chair No. 2502 An Unusual 19th Century English Reading Chair No. 2502
England 02502-M00523

An Unusual 19th Century English Reading Chair, after a design by Morgan and Sanders, Circa 1810, in carved mahogany and featuring a hidden pen drawer, gothic pierced pack splats, and an adjustable rotating bookstand above an antiqued cinnabar leather tufted seat designed for either conventional seating or to be straddled for reading and writing. This type of “Library Reading Chair” with moveable book-stand, was invented by the Strand cainet makers, Messrs Morgan and Sanders (R. Ackerman, Repository of Arts, September 1810, pl. 19. It was described as one of “the most convenient and comfortable library chairs perhaps ever completed” (P. Anglus, Ackerman’s Regency Furniture & Interiors, London, 1984, p. 54

Approximate Height: 30 1/2”; Width: 22 1/2”; Depth: 22 1/2”
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