With the bit sticking to the springs pulled off and laid down. It really does feel a bit like unwrapping a mummy. Smells like it too. I’m trying not to think about the 10,000 or so backsides which have sat on it throughout the last century and a bit. I mean…, no. Stop thinking about it, Chris.
I did a rough calculation. We think the chair was made about 1880, making it 140 years old. Even if it was only used twice a week, that’s still 14,560 times it’s had a bum on it.