In 1968 Jimi Hendrix moved into a flat in 23 Brook St, London, a home he later described as “the only home I ever had”. Until recently No 23 has served as the offices of the Handel House Museum, but it is now being given its due credit and being restored to its 1968 state in a permanent Hendrix exhibition. Details of the flat as it was have been pieced together through photographs taken at the time, including Jimi himself sitting in a variant of a ‘Smoker’s Bow’ Windsor chair.
The chair itself is a rather ornate version of the standard smoker’s bow, having cabriole legs at the front, and spade-footed sabre legs at the back, united with a crinoline stretcher, rather than the simpler turned legs and H-underframe. Also, in place of turned spindles linking arm bow to seat, it has shaped laths and muscular front stumps dovetailed into the seat board.
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