Rare Regency wrought iron garden croquet/tennis seat; having unusual fold down foot rest; the gently sloping back of slatted form with exaggerated scrolled arms. The seat with close slats above a hooped stretcher; the slight angled legs joined by a 'H' stretcher and having original spoke wheels to one end. The large fold down foot rest being close slatted and on octagonal plate feet (to prevent it sinking into the lawn). This stylish and rare model was designed to be wheeled around the lawn for ladies to watch croquet or tennis, the foot rest keeping their long dresses off the grass.
English circa 1820
Dimensions (ins) 59 wide x 38 high x 24 deep; 36 deep with foot rest down; seat height 21