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Folding Colonial Campaign Chair, J Herbert McNair


Category: Furniture

Reclining Colonial Campaign Chair.
A wonderful Anglo-Indian folding chair with an oxblood red leather slung seat and leather padded arms. The original design of this type of chair is attributed to J. Herbert McNair, he was part of the influential Glasgow Group known as The Four, along with Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The chair is made of mahogany with brass fittings and bears an oval stamp 'Imam Din & Son - carpenter - Gujrat Punjab' on the head rest. Reclining into several positions as well as folding flat for transport or storage made this the perfect campaign chair for the serving British officials in India. Anglo-Indian furniture was Indian-made for the British officials. The leather button back seat is a replacement and has two different fixing positions on the head rest, so it can be a little more taught if you wish, and can be completely removed from the frame for storage. As well as being comfortable this is a very aesthetically pleasing to the eye with its red leather seat and curving mahogany frame.
Circa 1900.

  • Dimensions:
    H 104.5cm x W 69cm x D 91.5cm
    H 41" x W 27" x D 36"

  • Exhibition: Carpe Diem
  • Reference Number: 26236