Who invented the deck chair?

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http://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-1683,00.html

NOOKS AND CRANNIES – The Guardian online

Who invented the deck chair?

THE FIRST chair of this type – that is, the folding X-type chair – was discovered in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians: often carved with animal forms and covered with whole skins. In ancient Rome, too, the folding X-type chair had great significance, being reserved for magistrates and nobles on public occasions. There are also references to folding chairs in 17th-century inventories. ‘Six folding chaires of crimson vellvet trymmed with gold lace’ were sold by order of the Council of State after the execution of Charles I. Bernard Shilling, New Barnet, Herts.

JOHN Thomas Moore (1864-1929) took out a patent for adjustable folding chairs in 1886 and manufactured them in Macclesfield from 1887. The ‘Waverley’ model was described as the best ship or lawn tennis chair, while the ‘Hygienic’ was a rocking chair ‘valuable for those with sluggish and constipated bowels. Its action is perfect massage without the toilsome labour.’
Colin Sanders, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

A man surnamed Atkins in the 19th century adapted it but putting sailors hammock material on it. I learnt this as I knew family members who still received royalties from his patent.
ann jones, willenhall West Midlands

Here’s some of the most modern deckchairs invented in recent times – designed by me!

Art Print Deckchairs designed by Jacqueline Hammond for Smart Deco: a boutique-style collection of functional art pieces that combine beauty with purpose.

Art Print Deckchairs designed by Jacqueline Hammond for Smart Deco: a boutique-style collection of functional art pieces that combine beauty with purpose.

With summer just round the corner, the long-awaited ‘deckchair season’ is here. In the last fortnight alone, we’ve received numerous requests from the media asking to showcase our deckchairs in their publications. Our deckchairs recently appeared in Devon Life, the Independent’s ‘Best Deckchair’ list and The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine’s ‘Lust List’, with further accolades to come soon.

Country lane Deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond in Devon Life Magazine

Country lane Deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond in Devon Life Magazine

Such as the July edition of World of Interiors.

The deckchair range can be purchased from our website at www.jacquelinehammond.co.uk as well as notonthehighstreet.com and amazon.co.uk

Jacqueline Hammond deckchairs

 

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Poppy and Jellyfish deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond

Country Lane deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond

Country Lane deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond

Santa Fe Fields deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond

Santa Fe Fields deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond available from http://www.jacquelinehammond.co.uk and http://www.smartdeco-style.com

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About artbyjaxx

Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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