Nothing says 1960's quite like an authentic peacock chair from the era. This one is unique in it's simple elegance - it does not have the flamboyant embellishments that you find with many of these chairs.
The origin of the peacock chair is vague, but it is accepted that it was first made in the Philippines, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Manila chair or the Philippine chair. One source traces its origin to the Bilibid prison in Manila.
It was made world famous by several celebrities in the United States who chose to pose in the chair during publicity shots. The two most famous examples being one of the founders of the Black Panthers, Huey Newton, in the 1960's, as well as the famous erotic star from the Emmanuelle films from the seventies, Sylvia Kristel.
Condition: Very good. It has been restored by the artisans of the Tygerberg Association of the Blind.
Dimensions: 61 (d) x 87 (w) x 133 cm (h) and 41 cm seat height.