Antique Colonial Teak & Leather Plantation Chair Circa 1890


A fabulous antique Colonial teak & leather “Plantation” armchair. Exceptionally comfortable. A great looking piece of furniture that would add style to any room.

The Planter’s chair is synonymous with the colonial age and look. A bygone era, evoking images of gin and tonics on the veranda and a glamourous tropical lifestyle. In India’s extreme heat men were inclined to rest by resting their legs on a raised surface using footstool or tables for this purpose. However, by the mid nineteenth century this need was more conveniently satisfied by the invention of what has become known as the planter’s chair – a low easy chair with an inclined seat and arms that extend out into a leg rest. It is believed it is named after the planters who owned the tea and sugar-cane plantation; however, the precise origin is rather ambiguous. Ergonomically beautiful and a fabulous statement piece of furniture.

Full width 91cm full height 107cm full depth 100cm height to seat 45cm width of seat 59cm depth of seat 53cm.

As a genuine vintage/antique  there is wear and use commensurate with age. Historic tear to rear seat pad and mark to back rest. Neither detract from the look or use of chair and have been repaired historically (see photos). Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.