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1930s/40s teak Planter’s chair with extendable arms

The Planter’s chair is a low, easy chair with an inclined seat and arms that fold in and out. These arms extend out to form the leg rests. It has cane matting that not only took the contours of the user’s body but also made it comfortable to sit in, providing ample ventilation. They were popularly used on verandahs in plantations and so came to be primarily associated with tea planters in east and south India. The perfect chair to lie back and read a book on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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