Mid 19th.c. ‘Correction’ Chair c.1850

Fine example of a mid 19th.c. ‘Correction’ chair, c.1850. Simulated rosewood with a lyre back and retaining the original cane seat. Finely turned front legs and stretcher, with double stretchers to the sides and rear. Original condition throughout, with a great colour. Simply cleaned in our workshops.

Correction chairs were the invention of Sir Astley Paston Cooper (1768-1841), a surgeon and anatomist. He developed them to correct faulty posture in children. The upright and straight-backed design of the chair meant children sat correctly, as good posture meant keeping a straight back and upright head.


Dimensions: width 16″, depth 17″, height 38″
Year: c.1850
Price: £375
Stock Number: 29791