Learn about Nursing Chair

A low upholstered chair without arms, the top of the seat usually only about 30 cm from the floor, compared with about 45 cm for a standard chair. They were intended to be used by mothers or nurses when feeding babies. The term is often applied to any low easy chair of the type, but most commonly used for a low-seated chair made in the late Victorian or Edwardian period.
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An Edwardian button back nursing chair with original casters 80 cm

A late 19th century nursing chair in the Chippendale style, 75 cm high

Mid 19th century blackwood nursing chair with inswept sabre legs

A quality walnut late Victorian bedroom/nursing chair with classical carving to back centre slat

An Edwardian mahogany nursing chair, early 20th century, the shield back chair with a shaped crest and relief carved splat to a low upholstered stuffover seat and raised upon cabriole legs; upholstered in deep cream velvet. Height 80 cm. Width 46 cm. Depth

A stylish Victorian nursing chair with unusual braced back side supports 85 cm high, 55 cm wide, 50 cm deep

A late Victorian nursing chair, with blue buttoned upholstery 70 cm high, 38 cm wide, 54 cm deep

Small Victorian walnut nursing chair with red floral upholstery

A Victorian mahogany nursing chair mid to late 19th century. The chair is fully upholstered to seat and back and mobile with brass castors on each foot. Height 90 cm

A fine quality William IV mahogany library/nursing chair, English, circa 1835 upholstered in period needlework 91 cm high, 163 cm wide, 62 cm deep

A Victorian mahogany nursing chair upholstered in red brocade and velvet

Edwardian cedar framed nursing chair, porcelain casters, button olive brocade upholstery

Victorian walnut nursing chair with floral carved top scroll uprights on turned legs

Victorian walnut nursing chair with carved top rail above an upholstered seat standing on carved cabriole legs with original castors.

A Victorian walnut nursing chair with carved back above a padded seat

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