Maker: John Alderman
A satin birch Armchair by John Alderman that has folding iron arms to convert it to a Sedan Chair.
Alderman made a few variations of this chair, with and without legs. This looks to be an earlier version and better quality than most we see. The front carrying arms have an extra swing loop to lock them in place and the general quality of the whole chair is good. The chair flat packs easily, with the legs unscrewing and the back folding once the arm triggers have been released to allow them to fold.
The chair has new, buttoned cushions to add comfort and protect the caning. Late 19th Century.