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Antique Tub Chairs

There's a theory that the term Tub Chair comes from its shape resembling the old fashioned bath tub, but the term tub is originally American and tub chairs have been around far longer as a style.

That tub chairs are almost always upholstered, often with leather, means once upon a time it would have been a reserve of the wealthy. This does tend to mean that the oldest tub chairs were made by the best craftsmen of their time.

It's considered more likely 'tub' is derived from 'club', and that this style was dominant in the lounges of gentlemen's clubs up and down the land. Today the style remains popular in the foyers of hotels, golf clubs and spas.

SOLD: Victorian Nursing Chair
Victorian Nursing Chair
Ref No. 798
A very nice Victorian nursing tub type chair with mahogany cabriole legs covered in gold velour.

30in high x 26in wide.

This chair is in excellent condition.
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SOLD: Edwardian Tub Chair
Edwardian Tub Chair
Ref No. 782
A very comfortable tub chair c1900/1910 covered in green velvet with carved cabriole legs, we can arrange upholstery if required, price £95.
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SOLD: Victorian buttoned tub chair with walnut turned legs
Victorian buttoned tub chair with walnut turned legs
Ref No. 777
A Victorian buttoned tub chair with walnut turned legs, this chair is a little wider than most chairs of this design. It requires upholstery we can arrange this or sell it as seen for £150.

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