A great leather armchair seems like the kind of thing that’s easier to inherit than to find new on the market. When looking for that perfect, deep-seated club chair, we turn to the English, who put the same care into leather seating as they would a Savile Row suit. Here are our favorite English and English-inspired armchairs (roll arms and tufted leather optional).
Above: Soho Home’s Podge Armchair is the same traditional leather chair found at the edge of beds in Soho House Chicago. It’s made by George Smith for Soho Home; £2,195 ($2,940). Above: The English Roll Arm Leather Chair is relaxed, oversized, and comes with loose cushions. It comes in a range of leathers and colors at Restoration Hardware for $2,195 to $3,595. Above: From London’s Christopher Howe, the Club Armchair is made of hand-stitched horsehair and down-filled cushions. Contact Howe for pricing and more information. Above: Pottery Barn’s Brooklyn Leather Armchair is inspired by the Edwardian club chair and is made with aniline-dyed leather (in Espresso, shown, and Toffee); $1,599 at Pottery Barn. Above: The Jayson Home Dubose Chair has a design inspired by vintage French club chairs. It’s upholstered in antiqued leather with mahogany wood finish; $2,195 at Jayson Home. Above: From Stephen Perkins in the UK, the Highgrove Leather Chair has traditional roll arms and stands on wheels. Contact Stephen Perkins for pricing and more information. Above: The George Smith Standard Arm Signature Chair comes in a leather option. Contact George Smith for pricing and more information. Above: The Cisco Brothers Acacia Leather Chair has a 28.5-inch seat depth and is available in a range of leather upholstery. Contact Cisco Brothers for pricing and more information. Above: Anthropologie’s leather Willoughby Chair can be customized in a range of colors (shown in Caramel); $2,248 at Anthropologie. Above: The Miles Talbott Acton Tufted Club Chair in Saddle Leather is $2,395 at One Kings Lane. For more chairs, see our posts: Above: The Restoration Hardware Original Lancaster Leather Chair is available in a variety of colored leathers; $1,995 to $3,395.