It must be confessed our English cousins are men of taste in all that pertains to personal comfort. The dainty garden chair we illustrate herewith must indeed be a comfortable thing in which to recline and enjoy a.fragrant Havana, after di'lner. The roof is composed of a roller and two canvas shades, which are wound up or extended at will by means of a brass endless chain. Our readers wftl agree with us that th's chair is a very enticing piece of garden or farm furniture, an I as it can be imitated easily we shall expect next summer to see many of our suburban gardens adopting the luxury. An article executed tastefully like the one illustrated, will sell, and we hope some of our manufacturers will get them up ready for the next season. A few such tent chairs in a garden would obviate the necessity for a summer-house.
This article was originally published with the title "Tent Roof Garden Chair" in Scientific American 21, 24, 372 (December 1869)