John Lewis Compton Leather Wing Armchair, Antiqued
A Good Old Friend
We purchased four individual leather armchairs for our front room from John Lewis a number of years ago. Compton was one of them and soon became a firm favourite with us (and our dogs!) although all the other chairs have weathered really well too. It is still a wonderfully comfortable and comforting chair. Hopefully we’ll manage another one for our bedroom soon.
05 February 2013
Lovely Armchair beware of the size for fitting through doorsframes
I have been looking at this chair for a while now & I finally ordered it with the matching footstool. As always the quality of the both items is exceptional & really do change the look & feel of the lounge.
However, do be aware that you have enough room to get the armchair through your door frames, it is not just the measurements but also the shape or the chair & the dimensions you need to be aware of. The wings of the chair do flare out making it difficult to get through a door frame at any angle. You need room to turn the chair to the side behind the door frame to angle it as the legs of the chair do not come off.
The delivery men were excellent & very polite & did everything they could to get the chair into the apartment, as always very professional & skilled at what they do. .
This is a lovely item & compliments any home.
05 February 2013
John Lewis Compton Leather Wing Chair, Antiqued
We viewed the Compton Chair in store and were slightly disappointed with the colour as opposed to the image on the website. This was due to the fact that it was an aged example of the item that had suffered significant wear and tear at the hands of the numerous customers that had trialled it. We reviewed the leather options using the swatch samples and ended up purchasing the Antiqued variant shown on the website; other leather and cloth options are available in-store, but I'm now glad we did not go for any of the bespoke options.
Delivery was not a pleasant experience due to the snow and the congestion of orders that this created, but eventually it arrived and fitted through a stable door that isn't exceptionally huge; the packaging did have to come off prior to going through the door though.
Thank the heavens that we chose the Antiqued variant as quite simply it is stunningly beautiful. I have never, ever looked at a piece of furniture in awe as it's not something that really is my passion, but the Compton Chair is an incredible piece of furniture in the dark maroon leather. The comfort of a piece of furniture is obviously a very personable issue, but this armchair defies belief for me; the feather cushion is stunningly comfortable.
We also purchased the footstool and without a shadow of doubt it it expensive, but it is a piece of furniture that you can keep for life. The 2 combined for the first time, in front of a wood-burning stove and a glass of whiskey was a memory that I will never forget - quite simply it was nirvana!
The quality of this armchair cannot be overstated and everyone who has seen it describes it as absolutely iconic. Do not hesitate in purchasing this piece of furniture and regard the high initial outlay as an investment; you will not regret it.
However, be aware that it could cause further expense as you'll soon convince yourself that you must have the Chatsworth Sofa and footstool that accompanies this armchair!
03 February 2013
Excellent high quality and comfortable chair
The chair was delivered as promised, excellent quality, looks the part , well admired and comfortable.
14 January 2013
I have long hankered after this chair and finally ordered it before Christmas. It was delivered but that is where the problem began. Despite having a normal sized front door, the delivery men were unable to get the chair into the house. Their comment was that this often happens!
Beware and ensure your front door is larger than the norm before ordering this chair
03 January 2013
Very comfortable chair though rather expensive...........am thinking of purchasing a 2nd one along with a sofa BUT ONLY if they are reduced in end of year sales
16 November 2012
Very comfortable with wide seat
Lovely seat but needed replacing 3 times before acceptance because of cosmetic problems - chipped wood, marked leather, scratched ... received discount in the end off one delivery as all 3 deliveries were slightly damaged.
21 October 2012
This chair is pure luxury. The quality is outstanding and the comfort is wonderful. In my opinion it will only improve with age!! I am now saving for the matching footstool.
I have today taken delivery of the Chatsworth Sofas and to say I am extremely pleased is an understatement - they are equally of excellent quality.
This chair is an expensive product but you definately get what you pay for here. I can't imagine how anyone could be disappointed with this chair.
17 July 2012