Thursday, 7 April 2016

Prince of Wales Investiture Chairs

Designed by Lord Snowdon and used by royals and other notable attendees of The Prince Wales’s 1969 investiture ceremony at Caernarfon Castle, the investiture chair was manufactured by Remploy and was made of a vermillion stained plywood and covered in Welsh wool.

Further to this blog entry and with the help of Digger and Mojo I have now finally sourced some of the original Welsh wool for these chairs. It's slightly less orange than the first batch but is exactly right in provenance in that it was woven by the same mill that did the original - the very same man in fact.

 I've done twelve of these in the last two weeks and they look superb in the new cloth.

 So if you have one or more and you live somewhere near me, bring them in. I you live nearer to Wiltshire then give Digger and Mojo a call and they'll do it for you. If you need fabric without upholstery this can be arranged through either of us.

What are you waiting for?


  1. I am interested in purchasing these Investiture chairs

  2. Hello
    I have one of these chairs and I wonder if you could send me some material in order to recover the chair. We've spent ages trying to get a match. I live in Surrey, but have a sister in Wales (Llanybydder). It might be possible to get the chair to you or I can find a local upholsterer here. What would the material cost? And what would reupholstering the chair cost with you?
    How can I contact you?

    1. Hi - email mick[at] or call on 07719 801672 -

  3. Our investiture chair needs recovering after surviving six international moves. We are now in Queensland and have an excellent upholstery to do this small job.
    Could you please let me know what it would cost for you to send me sufficient of the material for recovering?
    Thank you so much for your asistance.Judy MacDonald
    Thank you so much for you assistance.