Lancing Chair

A Victorian nursing chair, found in a junk shop in Oxfordshire, was the inspiration for this piece.

The seat is constructed with individually stitched coil springs, hand tied on a webbing lattice. The edge is sprung, and is formed with a cane, whilst the first and second stuffings of black fibre and hair are stitched in place to form a resilient seat platform. The back is also stuffed with fibre and hair, cotton wadding and a layer of wool before the top fabric is applied. This is then hand-finished around the delicate scroll facing.

Once this is done, the outside back is fixed and hand-stitched up each edge to form a smooth, flat join with the rest of the chair body. The chair is supported by hand-turned solid mahogany legs on antique brass castors.

Truly an heirloom quality item.

Sizes in Centimetres & Inches

Overall Dimensions Metric English
Width 56 cm 23"
Depth 85 cm 34"
Height 85 cm 33"

Fabric & Leather Requirements

Cover Type Metric English
Plain Fabric 137cm (54") Wide) 3.0 m 3.3 yds
Small Pattern Repeat (up to 15cm) 3.6 m 4.0 yds
Large Pattern Repeat (15cm to 65cm) 4.0 m 4.4 yds
Leather 5.1 m2 55 ft2