George III, late 18thC, Gilt and leather sedan chair. Hinged canopy above a hinged door enclosing a fitted red leather interior with button-back seat, bone fitted sliding compartmented glass windows and silk curtains, both sides with fitted brackets. Monogrammed 'EK' (no poles). Christies

George III, late 18thC, Gilt and leather sedan chair. Hinged canopy above a hinged door enclosing a fitted red leather interior with button-back seat, bone fitted sliding compartmented glass windows and silk curtains, both sides with fitted brackets. Monogrammed 'EK' (no poles). Christies

1810 - Invalid Chair "Wheelchair" from Ackermann's Repository EKDuncan - My Fanciful Muse: Regency Furniture 1809 -1815: Ackermann's Repository Series 1

1810 - Invalid Chair "Wheelchair" from Ackermann's Repository EKDuncan - My Fanciful Muse: Regency Furniture 1809 -1815: Ackermann's Repository Series 1

Example of Viola's Merlin Chair [A “Gouty Chair” This chair is designed as a comfortable wing arm-chair on wheels. Winding handles on the arms propel the chair along. Invalid chairs had been used since the 17th century but chairs of this type were popularised by the inventor John Joseph Merlin, who designed a more up-to-date version. We do not know who made this example, but similar chairs were made by the cabinet-making firm Gillow & Co

Example of Viola's Merlin Chair [A “Gouty Chair” This chair is designed as a comfortable wing arm-chair on wheels. Winding handles on the arms propel the chair along. Invalid chairs had been used since the 17th century but chairs of this type were popularised by the inventor John Joseph Merlin, who designed a more up-to-date version. We do not know who made this example, but similar chairs were made by the cabinet-making firm Gillow & Co

Paralytic woman in wheelchair, 1821. Image @⸬ e m e r e y ⸬ barbara moffett of London

Dealing With a Physical Disability, Georgian Style

Paralytic woman in wheelchair, 1821. Image @⸬ e m e r e y ⸬ barbara moffett of London

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