Field Chair


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.

MATERIAL: Available in 510g 100% Cotton canvas with a ruco guard coating.

CANVAS COLOURS: Sand, Charcoal, Black, Natural, or a Polycotton

WAXED RIPSTOP COLOURS: Charcoal or Olive Green

WOOD: The wood we use for all our Field Chairs unless otherwise requested is oak with a medium oak stain. For walnut, please enquire about pricing options. The chair’s backrest doubles up as a bag when packed up in the bag

DIMENSIONS: Length 84cm Width 30cm Weight 5kg
DIMENSIONS of erected chair: Width 58cm | Height 74.5cm | Weight 5kg

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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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