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Chair Collection

"From Charles Dickens to Salvador Dali: The Enigmatic Chair Unveiled" In the realm of art and literature, the chair stands as a symbol of intrigue and inspiration

Background imageChair Collection: Victorian drawing room BL11105

Victorian drawing room BL11105
Terceira House, Aigburth Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool. Victorian interior showing the drawing room. Potted ferns occupy the fireplace and there is a portrait of Queen Victoria on the wall

Background imageChair Collection: Scene from Mozarts opera The Marriage of Figaro. (Le Nozze di Figaro), comic opera

Scene from Mozarts opera The Marriage of Figaro. (Le Nozze di Figaro), comic opera (opera buffa) with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte (1749-1838) after Beaumarchais

Background imageChair Collection: Workshop of a saddler and upholsterer

Workshop of a saddler and upholsterer
The workshop of a saddler and upholsterer, with finished items including trunks, bags and a chair (top right)

Background imageChair Collection: Young woman in underwear and stockings posing indoors, (B&W)

Young woman in underwear and stockings posing indoors, (B&W)

Background imageChair Collection: Full-length portrait of a young woman of Varallo (Italy). The girl, leaning against a low wall

Full-length portrait of a young woman of Varallo (Italy). The girl, leaning against a low wall, wears the traditional costume with embroidered bodice

Background imageChair Collection: My kitchen

My kitchen
OLD37298 My kitchen by Harvey, Harold (1874-1941); Gallery Oldham, UK; © Gallery Oldham

Background imageChair Collection: The Gamekeepers Cottage

The Gamekeepers Cottage
3822482 The Gamekeepers Cottage by Woodhouse, William (1857-1935); 74.5x59.5 cm; Calderdale Museums Service, West Yorkshire, UK; eCalderdale Borough Council; English, out of copyright

Background imageChair Collection: CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870). English novelist. Dickens Dream

CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870). English novelist. Dickens Dream. Unfinished oil painting by Robert William Buss, 1870s

Background imageChair Collection: Cat - two Ragdoll kittens

Cat - two Ragdoll kittens
LA-8164 Cat - two Ragdoll kittens Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageChair Collection: Dickens / Empty Chair

Dickens / Empty Chair
HIS HOME AT GADSHILL His desk and empty chair after his death, dated 9 June 1870

Background imageChair Collection: San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, North America

San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, North America

Background imageChair Collection: SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989). Spanish painter. Photographed with objects, including cats

SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989). Spanish painter. Photographed with objects, including cats and water caught in surreal motion. Photographed by Philippe Halsman, c1948

Background imageChair Collection: Eltham Palace J990112

Eltham Palace J990112
ELTHAM PALACE, London. Interior view of the Entrance Hall

Background imageChair Collection: DOG. Jack russell terrier wearing bow tie sitting at table

DOG. Jack russell terrier wearing bow tie sitting at table
JD-21271 DOG. Jack russell terrier wearing bow tie sitting at table John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageChair Collection: Dawn Beach, St. Martin (St. Maarten), Netherlands Antilles, West Indies

Dawn Beach, St. Martin (St. Maarten), Netherlands Antilles, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageChair Collection: Edwardian music room, Thornton Manor BL17551

Edwardian music room, Thornton Manor BL17551
Thornton Manor, near Port Sunlight, Merseyside. Edwardian interior of the music room, which was added in 1902. A large organ is built in over a seating area to the right

Background imageChair Collection: Dog - Cairn Terrier sitting on chair

Dog - Cairn Terrier sitting on chair
LA-2428 Dog - Cairn Terrier sitting on chair Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageChair Collection: Collie Dogs - four puppies

Collie Dogs - four puppies
LA-2098 Rough Collie Dogs - four puppies Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageChair Collection: Dutch rabbit in a deckchair

Dutch rabbit in a deckchair
JD-18668 Dutch rabbit in a deckchair John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageChair Collection: William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament

William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament
William Pitt (the Younger) addressing the House of Commons

Background imageChair Collection: The Lace Maker, 1662. Artist: Gaspar Netscher

The Lace Maker, 1662. Artist: Gaspar Netscher
The Lace Maker, 1662. Painting held at The Wallace Collection, London. From The Connoisseur Volume XLIII. [The Connoisseur Ltd. London, 1915]

Background imageChair Collection: Austria, Vienna, Photographic portrait of Gustav Mahler

Austria, Vienna, Photographic portrait of Gustav Mahler
Austria - 20th century. Gustav Mahler (Kalischt, 1860 - Vienna, 1911), Austrian composer and conductor of Bohemian origin. Photographic portrait

Background imageChair Collection: The Two Friends / Aldin

The Two Friends / Aldin
Illustration entitled Two Friends by Cecil Aldin depicting two small dogs, one a West Highland Terrier, together on a chair

Background imageChair Collection: Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031

Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031
OSBORNE HOUSE, Isle of Wight. Interior view. The Drawing Room. Some items shown maybe on loan from the Royal Collection

Background imageChair Collection: View over the seaside town of Sorrento

View over the seaside town of Sorrento, near Naples, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageChair Collection: Darwins study, Down House J980003

Darwins study, Down House J980003
DOWN HOUSE, Downe, Kent. Interior view of the Old Study

Background imageChair Collection: Victorian scrap - dentist pulling a tooth

Victorian scrap - dentist pulling a tooth. late 19th century

Background imageChair Collection: Map of the Coronation ritual within Westminster Abbey

Map of the Coronation ritual within Westminster Abbey
A panoramic view inside Westminster Abbey to show the position, movements and sequence of ceremonies (indicated by numbers) of the Coronation ceremony of King George VI. Date: 1937

Background imageChair Collection: Apsley House J050005

Apsley House J050005
APSLEY HOUSE, Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, London. Interior detail of the north wall and fireplace in the Waterloo Gallery

Background imageChair Collection: A Woman Reading, after Pieter Janssens Elinga, 1846-47. Creator: Francois Bonvin

A Woman Reading, after Pieter Janssens Elinga, 1846-47. Creator: Francois Bonvin
A Woman Reading, after Pieter Janssens Elinga, 1846-47

Background imageChair Collection: Irene, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)

Irene, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)
Oil on board, 1975. Bryan Pearce was born in St Ives in 1929 and suffered from the then unknown condition Phenylketonuria, which affects the normal development of the brain

Background imageChair Collection: The Zen priest Ikkyu Osho

The Zen priest Ikkyu Osho. Date: circa 18th century

Background imageChair Collection: Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog

Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog
Unusual Friends - Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog. 1960s

Background imageChair Collection: Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). Engraving. Colored

Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). Engraving. Colored
Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). Spanish friar of DIscalced Carmelite Order. Engraving. Colored

Background imageChair Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
General view of the State Procession down the Nave led by H. M. The Queen, flanked by her Maids of Honour after the Coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953. 1953

Background imageChair Collection: Military police Airedale dog at Aldershot

Military police Airedale dog at Aldershot
A military police Airedale dog at Aldershot, with his trainer

Background imageChair Collection: Roses Tremieres (Hollyhocks), 1884 (oil on canvas)

Roses Tremieres (Hollyhocks), 1884 (oil on canvas)
MMT182679 Roses Tremieres (Hollyhocks), 1884 (oil on canvas) by Morisot, Berthe (1841-95); 65x54 cm; Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France; French, out of copyright

Background imageChair Collection: RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge

RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge Date: circa 1910s

Background imageChair Collection: Fairground in Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Around 1920

Fairground in Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Around 1920
A fairground ride, Chair-O-Planes, set up in Market Square (or Commercial Square). The Wellington Hotel can be seen in the background. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageChair Collection: Lina Cavalieri, Italian opera singer and actress

Lina Cavalieri, Italian opera singer and actress
Natalina (Lina) Cavalieri (1874-1944), Italian operatic soprano and actress. circa 1900

Background imageChair Collection: Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London

Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London -- Entrance Hall, showing main staircase leading upwards. circa 1922

Background imageChair Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice in the White Rabbits house

Alice in Wonderland, Alice in the White Rabbits house. Date: early 20th century

Background imageChair Collection: Cause & Effect - dentist cartoon by H. M. Bateman

Cause & Effect - dentist cartoon by H. M. Bateman
Cause and Effect - or, how two moods can change places. A dental patient enters a surgery clearly terrified at what lies ahead of him, but such is his struggle

Background imageChair Collection: Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer

Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer
Eric Liddell, the 400m gold medallist at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, crowned and chaired at Edinburgh University where he had studied science

Background imageChair Collection: Queen Elizabeth II is crowned

Queen Elizabeth II is crowned
The moment during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II where the Archbishop of Canterbury places St Edwards crown on the Queens head. Date: 1953

Background imageChair Collection: Mother getting her daughter dressed, early 1900s

Mother getting her daughter dressed, early 1900s
Mother putting on her daughters socks and shoes, a morning ritual, early 1900s. Printed color halftone of Jessie Willcox Smith illustration

Background imageChair Collection: DOG. Schnauzer puppy in wicker chair

DOG. Schnauzer puppy in wicker chair
JD-19555 DOG. Schnauzer puppy in wicker chair John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageChair Collection: RMS Aquitania BL26730_002

RMS Aquitania BL26730_002
RMS AQUITANIA. Interior view towards the fireplace in the Palladium Lounge. The Aquitania was launched in 1913 as the third of the Cunard Line express ocean liners (after the Mauretania and Lusitania)



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"From Charles Dickens to Salvador Dali: The Enigmatic Chair Unveiled" In the realm of art and literature, the chair stands as a symbol of intrigue and inspiration. Just like an empty chair in one of Charles Dickens' novels, it beckons us to explore its hidden stories. In Robert William Buss's unfinished oil painting, "Dickens Dream, " we catch a glimpse of the great novelist's world, where characters come alive through his vivid imagination. But they are not limited to human company alone; they also find solace in the presence of animals. Two Ragdoll kittens playfully perch on a chair, their innocent eyes mirroring Salvador Dali's surrealistic vision captured by Philippe Halsman. Dali himself was known for his eccentricity and love for cats, often incorporating them into his artistic compositions. Not far behind is a Jack Russell terrier wearing a bow tie sitting at a table—a charming sight that reminds us how pets can effortlessly blend into our daily lives with grace and charm. Moving away from individual tales, chairs become part of grand settings that evoke elegance and history. Whether it be the enchanting San Antonio Riverwalk or Eltham Palace's Edwardian music room adorned with opulent furnishings—chairs serve as witnesses to countless conversations held within their embrace. Beyond man-made structures lie natural wonders that offer breathtaking views from atop seaside towns like Sorrento or Dawn Beach in St. Martin. As we sit on these vantage points, gazing upon nature's splendor, chairs become our companions in contemplation and serenity. Art has always been intertwined with life itself—a reflection of emotions felt deeply within our souls. Bryan Pearce's painting "Irene" captures this essence perfectly—an ordinary chair becomes extraordinary when infused with personal memories and sentiments. Lastly, who could forget Alice in Wonderland? A whimsical tale where even houses are inhabited by talking rabbits.