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The Westport Chair
The Field Farm offers an Adirondack-Westport Chair in the tradition of its designer a century ago. With an original Westport chair to use as a pattern, our premium chair is reproduced as authentically as possible.
The “key” to the comfort is the various angles that were derived by Thomas Lee, specifically the angle of the back relative to the seat and the legs. These seemingly arbitrary angles are the secret to Lee’s creation. Our Adirondack-Westport Chair gives a feeling of “fluidness” while sitting on wood.
In 1900, Thomas Lee of Westport, New York, designed a chair for his family. Lee painstakingly came up with a chair of ultimate comfort using wide, knot-free boards. Five years later, Harry Bunnell received a patent for, and manufactured, Lee’s chair until 1930.
The characteristics of this single back-boarded chair are a sloped back, an inclined seat and wide arms. The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, refers to Bunnell’s chair as the “Westport Chair”.
Historians believe that the Adirondack Chair derived its features from the early Westport Chair. As wide, expensive, and knot-free boards became less available, the slatted back and seat of today's Adirondack chairs may have emerged in the 1920’s.
Whether the crafter is Lee, Bunnell, or the artisans of today, comfort and relaxation are the purposes of their Adirondack-Westport creations.
Westport Chair Dimensions
Wondering how many will fit on your porch or patio? Compare your available space to our chairs! The basic footprint of one chair is 38" x 37".
Westport Chair Prices
Finishing the Westport Chair
We use Benjamin Moore’s Aura series. This comes in a wide range of lovely colors, or can be obtained in a custom color. Check out the possibilities in your local Benjamin Moore store and call us with your choice.