Parker Knoll Charleston Recliner Semi-Aniline Leather Armchair, Como Oak

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Product information

A recliner chair, the Charleston has a hint of retro styling while offering the ultimate in comfort and support. Upholstered in sumptuous, soft semi-aniline leather.

Semi-aniline leather is the ideal choice to achieve the unprocessed look of aniline with the addition of a protective layer to preserve the finish and allow it to be cleaned more effectively.

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Access Dimensions Information This refers to the diagonal measurement of the space you'll need to get this item into your home. For more info, read our Measuring Up for Furniture guide.
Assembly required
Fully assembled
Assembly Required
Fully assembled
Parker Knoll
Country of Origin
H99 x W78 x D102cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Foam and fibre
Frame Construction
Glued, screwed and stapled
Frame Material
Hardwood and man-made board
Height of seat
Removable Cover
Removable legs
Serpentine springs
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


  • UK delivery

    Delivered within 7 working days (may be longer for N Ireland and rural areas)
    Next day delivery to selected areas
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just Love This Retro Chair My husband and I were looking for a recliner which would suit our cottage and last a lifetime. This is it! Supremely comfortable and stylish it fits into a small space and doesn't hit the wall when in recliner mode. I wa so impressed with delivery and the way their admin organised it. Only 7 days and when some shops expect you to wait 12 weeks and want your money up front. Well done! 06 February 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Uncomfortable finish to the seat. When the chair was delivered I didn't notice that the seat had a raised hump on one side. I did notice after a few hours because I found that I began to feel discomfort in my right hip. When I looked at the seat part of the chair I noticed that it was raised on one side causing a hump in the seat. I contacted JL and they arranged for a furniture expert to look at the chair. The expert agreed that there was a problem and stated that he would recommend that the chair be exchanged for a replacement. Hopefully the replacement will be finished properly and I will be able to enjoy sitting in it. 09 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very satisfied customer My mother (90) bought this chair for her small apartment. It is the perfect size for her. It fits into a small space - As it reclines it does not take up more space behind the chair. The control is excellent - It is very easy for her to operate - just press a button on the side. She loves her chair. It is comfortable and easy to clean. 07 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by charleston armchair fell asleep in it straight away, also v comfortable to watch tv with leg-rest up and as a regular armchair. good quality and well made 21 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Most comfortable chair Fantastic quality product. Also fantastic delivery service to my first floor apartment. 12 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great exceptionally comfortable chair Bliss' it is so comfortable. The quality is excellent, leather is the shade shown in the photo, beautifully smooth. The electric reclining mechanism is simple to work,, push button on side of chair, and foot rest than comes out is well padded and very supportative.the back reclines at the same time. Takes up very little space and can be placed next to wall. Need space in front obviously if wanting foot rest. No real instructions re connecting leads to DC adaptor and plug, but pretty straight forward. I have spinal problems and had considered a custom built chair but this has saved the need. I cannot praise it enough! Went through normal size door. Heavy due to style. Great delivery service and very helpful staff 19 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chaleston Leather Recliner I purchased two of these fabulous British made chairs. They are fantastically comfortable electrically operated recliners. No exaggeration on my part but these really are the "Rolls Royce" of chairs. The chairs are John Lewis only chairs but they have obviously been commissioned to have been made by Parker Knoll. This means that the frames and operating mechanism have a 25 year guarantee! The chairs are incredibly solidly built, the leather is a sumptuous smooth matt hide giving an overall effect of stylish class- I truly love the design. My one criticism is that there is no accompanying sofa! Please John Lewis commission a matching sofa range! 04 May 2012
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