Brief history of the Club Chair: First appearing at the start of the 20th century, the French style club chairs, were quickly recognizable by their straight lines, derived from the late Arts and Craft period, to the beginning of the Art Deco period. The most famous, of all the French leather club chairs was called; “The Moustache Chair”, with a gentleman’s moustache shape across the top of the back, which are still the most collectable and valuable club chairs today. The French Club Chair was originally called, the comfortable chair. The name “Club Chair”, comes from the Gentlemen’s Clubs of England, during the late 1800’s, where men escaped from their homes and could enjoy cigars, liquor and conducted business. The leather used to make a proper and correct French club chair is sheepskin. In order to fabricate a French leather club chair, you had the designer, wood craftsman, fellmongery (fellmonger was a dealer in the leather hide business, particularly sheepskins, who tanned the skins) and the upholster. The supreme comfort of the Club Chair, was now possible because of the application of a new padding method, utilizing double coil springs, in the seat cushion, backrest and the top of the armrests. Coir (shredded coco) filling added to the suppleness of the surfaces, which we still use to this day, when restoring club chairs in our upholstery department. The chairs we have listed here, have gone through our rigorous inspection and restoration process and are now ready for the next 80 years of service. There is simply, nothing as comfortable as an old leather club chair.
**Seat height is 19"