A brass and leather antique club fender is a great Scaramanga find. Originating from Rannoch Lodge in Perthshire where it was used in front of a huge stone fireplace.
In the late 1970s and early 80s Elizabeth Taylor would arrive at Rannoch Lodge in style, her helicopter landing on the front lawn. She would spend 10 days at a time at the house. The Hollywood legend was not the only famous visitor drawn by the lodge’s beauty and tranquillity. Andrew Carnegie fled there for three months in 1892 to escape unrest in his Pittsburgh steel mills. Winston Churchill also spent time there as a boy.
The distinctive antique club fender has a lovely vintage patina to the leather-work.
The low-level upholstered leather seat is wide enough to park yourself in front of a warm fireplace or other focus points. Interestingly, we've seen fenders used as circular seating hub for a board or computer games.
The original idea for the fender is to allow you to add an extra dimension to a fireplace by providing more seating.
Fenders were all the rage in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and were found in Gentleman's Clubs, libraries and billiard rooms of country houses.
Brass and leather Fender size: W198cm x D60cm x H32cm.