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Hugh Parsons




Hugh Parsons

Monarch Chair hand crafted by Hugh Parsons for AUTHOR's collections of British-made luxury and unique furniture

Regular price £2,340 Sale

From the Edinburgh workshop of Hugh Parsons.

Sit in state on this regal piece of furniture, which can be admired on display in Edinburgh Castle.

Tan leather upholstery and an ebonised Oak frame with an oiled finish.

This product requires specialist delivery. If you wish to order this product, which requires specialist packaging and delivery, you can check-out now and buy online to secure your purchase. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you directly to complete your order by providing a delivery estimate. Be assured, we have negotiated competitive delivery costs from reliable couriers. We pride ourselves on delivering ordered products with the utmost care, promptness and efficiency. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging your delivery.

Alternatively, if you'd rather speak with AUTHOR Interiors about specialist delivery of this product before buying online, you can contact us via our Contact Form and one of our team will get in touch.


  • Select 'Luxury Gift Wrapping' in BAG and, for £3.50 per gift ordered, we will wrap the gift beautifully in one of our luxury gift boxes with tissue paper, ribbon and seasonal decoration. We can also add a personalised message at no extra cost, which you can provide in the 'notes' section in CHECKOUT.


  • Height: 87cm
    Width: 73cm
    Depth: 67cm

  • 8 weeks, depending on Hugh's schedule.

    A specialised delivery service will be required for this piece; our customer service team will be in contact to discuss delivery options & related costs.

    Orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Excludes fragile or large pieces flagged as requiring specialist carriage; in these instances you must provide the AUTHOR team your contact details, and info about your order via our contact form and we'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a delivery quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.


  • If you are ordering for delivery to an international address, you can check-out now and buy online in your local currency to secure your purchase, which will be zero VAT rated thereby reducing the price you pay by 20%. Currency conversion charges apply. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you promptly to complete your order by providing a shipping estimate, which will be charged separately by AUTHOR. Be assured, AUTHOR have negotiated competitive international shipping costs from reliable couriers. Please note, you may need to account for import VAT, duties/customs to the country being delivered to; AUTHOR is here to help with this. If you want to talk to the Author team first before ordering, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging international delivery.


  • As a natural product, leather needs careful attention to stay beautiful. Just like human skin, hide is prone to drying out and cracking if overheated so avoid placing the Monarch Chair close to radiators or fires. Care should also be taken to avoid direct sunlight as this can cause the colour to fade.
    Never use proprietary furniture polishes, spirit based cleaners or stain removers as these can harm the leather. Should you spill something on the leather, wipe it immediately.
    The oil finish on the timber is easier to care for than you might think. It can simply be wiped clean using a damp, lint-free cloth, following always the direction of the grain. After time, the finish might start to show signs of wear. You can re-apply an oil coat, however please contact a professional before attempting this. All this maker's oiled furniture is coated with Osmo Polyx oil, unless it is stated otherwise.
Why we love this product

The Monarch Chair is distinctly Scottish in its design.

The cultural connection is even stronger given that the chair with the No.1 stamp is on display in Edinburgh Castle.

The upright seating position suits thinking rather than lounging. We suggest sitting in the Monarch chair to ponder particularly Scottish thoughts, such as How many Burns sonnet books would one need to stack to reach the moon?