Ophelia Ticking Striped Chair


Add some vintage style glamour to your lounge or bedroom with this traditional striped ticking armchair. Upholstered in a classic black and white striped cotton drill fabric* and finished with a gothic black lace trim at the back, this chair makes a stylish statement for the modern home.

An interesting historic fact about ticking:

Its name comes from the Greek word theka, meaning case or covering– which has been synonymous with mattresses since fabric was first paired with straw. For a decent night’s sleep, it was imperative that the straw, or feathers if you were lucky, be kept within the confines of a thick, tightly woven fabric to prevent quills and bits of straw from poking through and scratching. Thus a denim-like twill was woven and then coated in starch, wax, or soap to seal the weave even more tightly. The stripes were uniformly indigo or black, and, like a petticoat, the stiff fabric was meant to do its work beneath softer and more decorative outer layers, never to be exposed to the respectable eye. It wasn’t until quite recently in ticking’s 1,000-year history that it has seen the light of day.


We have three sizes on offer:

Standard: H. 86 cm W. 68 cm D. 75 cm Seat Height: 35 cm with castors

Price: £495

Medium: H. 90 cm W. 74 cm D. 76 cm Seat Height: 50cm with castors

Price: £550

Large: H.107cm W. 82cm D. 87cm
Seat Height: 42 cm with castors

Price: £625

Legs finish: Mahogany, untreated ash, white wash, black, pine

Castors: Gold, silver brass or none.
Option to add 7.2cm / 3inch high legs for an additional £50.

Material is flame retardant.

*Available in other fabrics (please enquire), including any fabric of your own choosing – see Bespoke Chairs & Chaises. **Please allow up to 6 weeks for pieces to be made – please contact for further details.