Antique Campaign Armchair by Alderman
To dismantle this mahogany campaign Armchair by John Alderman the arms are first removed as they lock the caned back in the upright position. They are fixed to the back by hinges with a removable pin and releasing a trigger mechanism towards the front of the underside of the arms. This disconnects them from the arm uprights which will then fall on their hinges. The back will then also fall forward on its hinges. The seat frame lifts off the leg section not only to pack it down but also to allow the dual use as a Sedan Chair. Iron fittings to take carrying poles can be seen to the sides of the seats. The legs unscrew from their frame to further breakdown the chair. When used as a chair, the weight of the sitter keeps the two parts firmly together. John Alderman set up in business under his own name around 1860. Campaign Chairs of desk height are not common and this one is well made with a good shape to the back. Circa 1865.
|Height:||40 ins (101.60 cm)|
|Width:||24.5 ins (62.23 cm)|
|Depth:||24 ins (60.96 cm)|
|Ref. 80533||£ 3650|
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