Field Chair

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Major General Edward Louis Spears. Born 1886 he joined the 8th Hussars in 1906 and served in India. In 1915 he won the Military Cross being wounded four times. He became friends with Winston Churchill. Churchill admired his courage and ability. Spears retired from the army in 1920 and after a failed business venture he went into politics under Churchill. Towards the end of Spears career he served in Syria, which is where he used the Field Chair that we own. Our research shows that the chair was part of the kit that was issued to Senior British Officers stationed in the field. We have made a replica of Major General Spears Officers Field Chair.
It has given much pleasure to customers and has been exported all over the world.
The chair is easy to setup and the chair’s backrest doubles up as a bag when packed up in the bag.

WOOD:
Available in African Mahogany or Walnut

MATERIAL:
Available in 510g 100% Cotton Canvas with a ruco guard coating
Canvas Colours: Sand, Black, Natural or Olive Green Ripstop

DIMENSIONS:
Length 57.5cm | Depth 58cm | Height (Seat) 44.5cm | Height (Full) 74.5cm | Weight 7kg

PACKAGING DIMENSIONS:
Length 800mm | Width 300mm | Height 150mm | Weight 7kg

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In The Field

Our first reference of this surprisingly comfortable, and easy to erect little field chair arrived as part of a consignment of items of campaign provenance scoured from the dusty attics of English country houses. In faded letters across the back was the name of its original owner – ‘Major General Edward Spiers’. A search on Wikipedia revealed the fascinating life of Sir Edward Spiers, 1st Baronet, Bt , KBE, CB, MC (1886 – 1974) and his lifelong bond with Sir Winston Churchill.

 

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