Chair #99, John Makepeace Chairs, c.1990

John Makepeace

Chair, c.1990

Bog oak, bronze, and leather

This chair is one of a set of four designed by John Makepeace and made at the Parnham workshops. The leg is stamped ‘JOHN MAKEPEACE WORKSHOPS’. It was commissioned by a private client.


Adam Bowett Catalogue (19/08/2012)


A chair, circa 1990. The bowed fan-shaped back is filled with six splayed vertical rods between curved upper and lower cross rails, over a compassed seat raised on turned and tapered legs.


H: 36” (91cm) Seat height: 18” (46cm) W: 21” (53cm) D: 23“ (59cm)

Designer / Maker

John Makepeace


Bog oak, bronze, tan leather


Construction of the seat conjectural because fully enclosed by upholstery. The seat is presumably fixed to the legs by being screwed or bolted through from the inside. The legs are laminated, the back legs in particular being composed from several strips of oak, and the bronze rails in the back are fixed by plugged screws to the back posts. The spindles in the back are fixed to the bronze by small brass studs and glued.

Marks or stamps

Marked on the inside of the back leg ‘JOHN MAKEPEACE WORKSHOPS’


Condition is very good

Additional remarks

One of a set of 4


Commissioned by John H. Bryan early 1990s