Radley Chair

The Radley is a Victorian "smoking chair". Inspiration for this piece came from a very battered antique found at a roadside market stall in Oxfordshire. The princely sum of £10 was paid for what passed for a chair, and from this an excellent replica has been developed which looks equally handsome in leather or fabric, or indeed, a combination of the two.

It features a deep seat and recumbent sitting position which is ideal when coupled with a matching foot stool from our Clivedon and Stowe ranges. The legs are hand-turned from solid mahogany, whilst the frame is of solid beech and ash construction. Hand-tied coil springs are stitched into place on traditional webbing in the seat and back, then covered with traditional natural fillings like hair, black fibre, cotton wadding and wool.

The inside back is deep buttoned, then finished with scroll facings to the sides. Nail trim is applied above the legs, and another masterpiece is complete.

Sizes in Centimetres & Inches

Overall Dimensions Metric English
Width 77 cm 31"
Depth 98 cm 39"
Height 99 cm 39"

Fabric & Leather Requirements

Cover Type Metric English
Plain Fabric 137cm (54") Wide) 6.0 m 6.6 yds
Small Pattern Repeat (up to 15cm) 7.3 m 8.0 yds
Large Pattern Repeat (15cm to 65cm) 8.0 m 8.8 yds
Leather 10.2 m2 110 ft2