A little history about tub chairs

A little history about tub chairs

The Tub chair comes in many styles, but all resemble an open tub.  The design enables the body to relax your back and spine into the chair whilst cuddling around you seated.

Although tub chairs have been around for over 250 years. In 1958 Danish furniture architect Kurt Ostervig designed a chair named the 57A, this was known as the Tub Chair.  A style recognized all over the world now, used in the Hotel and Restaurant industry being a welcome and comfortable seat to relax and enjoy your leisure.  Leather and fabric fully upholstered are commonly used for utilitarian purposes but not always the case. 


Here at Campbell Vintage we have a pair of 19th Century French part upholstered tub chairs. Quite stunning in their design, possibly a private commission with the chosen detail.  The furniture maker so talented, carving and creating bird heads on the fronts of the arms on the chair.  Then to follow down with beautifully curved legs to clawed feet holding on to a ball shape on the bottom of the front legs.

These tub chairs would be a great chair to have in a bedroom or in your lounge, very unusual, stylish and comfortable.  

If you like the unusual, take a look on our new stock here, these could be for you and there are only two.

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