19th century Porter's chair, £2,900
I've always wanted a Porter's chair. I've been looking for a bargain one for ages. There was a really tatty pink velour one with a few rips in it on Ebay a year or so ago. I faffed about it for so long I ended up missing it. It finally went for £80 which pissed me off. Mind you it needed completely recovering so would have probably cost a fortune.
I think they're a bit of a statement. I love the Venetian glass curtain pelmets in this picture too
This one is like an upmarket version of a peacock chair. I've always fancied a peacock chair as well but I don't know where I'd put it.
This leather one's great but I don't think it would work in my house, it might be too overpowering
This one is currently on Ebay for £5,580! They're certainly not cheap! My friend's dad has one like this.
They had one in my favourite 1970's period drama The Duchess of Duke Street. Anyone remember it? I love it! I have the whole lot on DVD if anyone fancies seeing it.
Sorry for the crap picture but you can just about see it here
This one came up on Ebay for £100
I would say this was made in the 1920's
It wouldn't be my first choice of fabric but I don't mind it at all. I decided to put a bid on. I'm supposed to be paying the water rates which is £370. I thought I could probably blag it for another month so put a bid on of, you guessed it £370. Unfortunately I was outbid and it went for £420. Still a great price for something like this as original ones are quite rare. There's lots of repro ones but they're not for me.
I also came across this one. If you have more money than sense you can have one of these made for your dog or cat. Fabric and white leather studded mini porter's chair complete with a sheepskin rug for £1,200! Hmmm.
What do you think of Porter's chairs?
Is there a particular piece of furniture you'd love to own? xxx