Reclining Steamer Lounger/Deck Chair from a Ship's Deck

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Dimensions: 69.5cm wide x 164c, long (in fully reclined position)  Maximum height 99cm.  Footstool is 56cm long x 42cm wide x 37cm high

This is a stunning and complete version of a chair used for reclining on the deck of a ship.  Not a deck chair as you and I know it, presumably it was used by higher class passengers !!  Usually the foot rest section has been lost with time, but this is complete and has a beautifully simple reclining mechanism.  This particular example is delicate and constructed with honesty.  The foot rest folds up with ease into the base to transform it into a standard chair.  By chance the book I am currently reading has the exact chair in a photograph of HMS Arabia en route to Bombay dated 1903.  The story behind this piece is attributed to a famous French Poet who 'reposed' lakeside on this particular style of chaise longue.

Our listed price INCLUDES delivery within mainland UK.  If you would like instead to pick up your purchase from our Milton Keynes Showroom, we would be delighted to offer you a reduction in the cost to £195.00.  Contact me on sophie@vintagefrench.com for more information.

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