Catching up on blog reading here, Viera's post on chairs today reminded me of all the fabulous pictures I've filed of the dome or porter's chair. Apparently, this type of chair was placed at the front door in times gone by for a gatekeeper servant who was in charge of screening guests and visitors. Because there were often cold breezes near a front door the chair was designed to envelop and keep the servant relatively warm.
A Louis XVI style porter chair from Interior Crafts.
In silk from Carter Brown Interiors.
An original porter chair from 1827 is housed in the Bank of England Museum.
In my opinion, no one does this style of chair better than Kelly Wearstler.