Pair of Cantilever Chairs by P E Gane for Heals C 1930

Pair of Cantilever Chairs by P E Gane for Heals C 1930

A pair of mid 1930’s low slung modernist lounge chairs known as the Famulus designed by J. P. Hully and made by P.E.Gane and Co in Bristol.

Hully worked for Gillows of Lancaster before becoming Chief Designer for Bath Cabinet Makers. By the mid 1930’s he was in-house designer at Gane’s, coinciding with leading Bauhaus designer Marcel Breuer who was consultant to the firm in 1935-36. It is easy to see the inspiration from Breuer’s time with the company.

The chair is made from steamed birch with the arms bending through 180 degrees ending on sledge feet.

These chairs have had more than just a light sand and oil.. no expense has been spared on restoration.
The Steamed Beech frames have been lovingly and professionally restored by our in house team with over 30 years experience. 
The wood has been nourished and replenished then sealed with a spray lacquered finish.

The cushions have been replaced and upholstered in a luxuriously soft and textured white velvet with subtle animal print design.