19th Century Invalids Chair

REF: 6493

19th Century Invalids Chair

REF: 6493

19th century Invalids Chair with movable arm rests, reclining back, gout stool on a ratchet all in fine cow hide.

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  • Height 104.14 cm / 41 14"
  • Width 187.96 cm / 74 14"
  • Depth 81.28 cm / 32 14"
  • Period 1850-1899
  • Year c. 1880
  • Country England
  • Provenance Later versions were a type of wheelchair which is pushed by an attendant rather than pulled by an animal. In the 19th century they were often seen at spa resorts such as Buxton and Tunbridge Wells. Some versions incorporated a steering device for use by the invalid.