The wing chair is a very familiar English form, one that has been around for over three hundred years. The wings were there originally to trap warmth from a nearby fire or to protect delicate ladies from perilous drafts. Later, in the club’s of gentlemen, the wings grew larger to give the occupier of the chair a little privacy but in recent years they have become more about design than function. The wings of the Self certainly serve little practical purpose, unless that purpose is to look utterly fantastic, they are designed mostly for drama and to lend the chair a compelling presence. With a beautiful sinuous outside back, five button detail and long slender legs the Self is magnificent to behold from all angles. It can be made with a narrow or wide seat and with optional hand carved ball and claw front legs. It is also very comfortable with gentle lumbar support so if you should wish to sit near an open fire with a suitable preoccupation and make like it’s the 1600’s there’s nothing to stop you.


Self armchair              W: 82cm D: 88cm H: 112cm              Fabric required: 5 mtrs              Leather required: 8 sq. mtrs


The Self can be made wider if required, the above price is for the stated size only, if you would like a custom quote please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Rume armchairs are not available to purchase online for good reason. We build them one at a time from scratch to the highest possible standard, to the individual specification of our clients, in our Sussex workshops. Our chairs are an exceptional blend of tradition and innovation with frames from first grade kiln dried beech with glued, screwed and dowelled joints, legs in a timber and finish of your choice and with upholstery employing the finest modern materials and techniques. Rume design and make beautiful timeless furniture that is built to last and as such represents good value for money. If you are interested in our chairs and unable to visit our lovely Hove showroom then why not contact us and we can advise and quickly provide you with a provisional quotation. Based on your preferences we will then send you a range of fabric, leather or timber samples and guide you through the process of final selection by correspondence. Our lead times are approximately ten weeks and we can deliver anywhere within the United Kingdom and international transport can be arranged on a case by case basis.

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Frame: Kiln dried beech, glued, screwed and dowelled.
Upholstery: Blind seams. Back seam detail with buttons.
Seat: Hand sprung fully upholstered.
Back: Hand sprung fully upholstered.
Legs: Solid ash, oak or walnut, natural or stained, low sheen.
Fabric: Fabric or leather of your choice through correspondence.
NB: Rume chairs are made to order one at a time and can not be purchased online.


Rume delivers its furniture
throughout the UK. International
transport can also be arranged
on a case by case basis.

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