View this item and discover similar armchairs for sale at - Perfect mode of transportation . no gasoline required! All original French sedan chair 'Chaise a Porteur', fitted on each side with a sliding window.
This sedan chair, London, "A sedan chair was used to transport people, rather like a taxi, but unlike a Hackney carriage (traditional taxi) a sedan chair could be used to carry you right into your house!
Another Glorious Version of the 'Rolls Royce' Porters/Sedan Chair. The style of this chair/taxi/transportation mode was copied for it's functional form to protect the poor Porters who manned the Doorways to Exclusive Clubs, Hotels, Coaching Stations and so on, so that they would have a covering/canopy over their heads to keep them from inclement weather. The name of the chairs then evolved into 'Canopy 'chairs.