A Fine pair of children's correction chairs, each featuring a bowed back and turned supports with Fine patination to the wood, shaped caned seats in excellent antique condition.
These deportment or correction chairs are also known as the Astley Cooper chairs. It was the invention of Sir Astley Paston Cooper (1768-1841), a surgeon and anatomist. He developed it to correct faulty posture in children: the design of the chair forces children to sit on it correctly.
Good posture meant keeping a straight back and upright head, and moving in a dignified and elegant way. It was considered very important, partly for medical reasons but also for discipline.
Slight variation in size in the two chairs - Priced individually - $895 each chair.