Canning Steamer Chair
This folding deck chair in solid rosewood with a carved top rail and a central caned panel, seat & leg rest is an extremely comfortable piece ideal for a verandah or lounge corner. It can be folded and stored when not in use. The unique design allows it to be used for varying positions with legs completely straight or folded comfortably at the knees.
23" x 55" x 37" [W x D x H]
This piece is in good condition. When we sourced the piece it had been restored replacing the missing leg rest with a new mahogany wood one.
The chair is finished with traditional natural polish and wax. The added leg rest is polished to match the main chair. The caning weave is a 7-step pattern with intermittent diagonals using Assam cane.
The Europeans were constantly travelling between Europe and colonies and being on the move necessitated taking chairs with them. Folding steamer chairs became familiar sights on ships that traveled to foreign ports. Later, they appeared in tents and on verandas as plantation chairs.