Pair of earl oak Pugin style chair frames, by repute from the Houses of Parliament
Pair of earl oak Pugin style ‘Port Cullis, chair frames, by repute from the Houses of Parliament.
Often referred to as a “House of Lords Portcullis Chair” there are currently over 1,200 of this type of chair in the House of Lords. It was originally designed by AWN Pugin in the 1840s and made at that time by two furniture makers Gillow and Holland & Sons. Identical chairs (minus the portcullis) were supplied during the later 1840s by both firms to several private houses for which Pugin was the architect.
Most of these chairs are oak but there are a small number in walnut which are thought to have originally been placed in residences within the Palace of Westminster. They are currently in extensive use throughout the House of Lords.
Size 19 x 23 x 35 inches tall (48 x 59 x 89 cm tall)
Stock no. 5002