Leverson and Sons
Carriages & other vehicles
Painted wood body with cloth upholstery and three rubber shod wheels.
1041 x 686 mm; 1600 mm (Length)
Place of origin
New Oxford StreetOrder this image
Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
The bath chair was devised by James Heath of Bath, in about 1750 as a discreet mode of transport for ladies and invalids. It rivalled the sedan chair and ultimately superseded it as a form of conveyance. It was steered by the occupant with an attendant on foot pushing from behind.
Bath Chair built by Leverson and Sons of London. Bath Chair (three wheels) pushed by an attendant. Steering tiller on front wheel, operated by chair's occupant. A typical bath chair, seat sprung on C springs with a steering tiller at the front and a handle at the back to allow the chair to be pushed along. A leather apron protects the occupant from the elements. Upholstered in black cloth with a sheepskin cushion. Metal wheels with wire spokes and solid rubber tyres. Painted black. Ivory plaque on pushing handle:- "Leverson & Sons 90 New Oxford Street W.O. London”
The bath chair was devised by James Heath of Bath, in about 1750 as a discreet mode of transport for ladies and invalids. It rivalled the sedan chair and ultimately superseded it as a form of conveyance. It was steered by the occupant with an attendant on foot pushing from behind. BODY – Panelled body with a cane footwell. Steering tiller to the front with a turned wood handle. Turned wood pushing handle on the back attached on iron brackets. Leather apron. EXTERNAL FURNITURE - Brass WHEELS – Bicycle type wheels with rubber tyres. SPRINGS – C springs PAINT – Panels – black, body framework - varnished wood LEATHER – Leather apron INTERNAL TRIMMING – black cloth
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Marks and inscriptions
On a plaque on the handle.: Leverson and Sons/90 New Oxford Street/London
Makers and roles
Leverson and Sons, coachbuilder