Original 1950’s Vintage Ercol ‘Cowhorn’ Model 338 Fireside Chair

Immediately recognisable as Ercol, this rare, vintage fireside chair dates specifically from the late 1950’s. You can see why these became known as Ercol’s cowhorn chairs with their curvaceous, statement backs but the model 338 isn’t to be confused with their dining chair ranges. This is a deliberately low chair, designed for being set close to the fire. This design with seven spindles tells us this is an early version of the model (it first featured in Ercol’s 1959 catalogue) and it has a wide, oyster-shaped seat. Originally a cushion pad would’ve been in place to raise the seat height a little and add comfort. These can be easily sourced ready-made or made to order if you so wish. These chairs rarely become available such is their enduring appeal. They look beautiful in boudoirs or bathrooms as occasional seats or stands, adding a touch of elegance. And they also looks perfectly at home next to the wood burner, Aga or open fire.

We can help arrange UK delivery!


SKU: S184


In stock


This original vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. We’ve given it a good surface clean and light beeswax polish but otherwise have left the original finish well alone. It’s in excellent condition, with only very minor scuffs and marks as you would expect. There are no wobbles or joint concerns. The original ‘Made in England’ blue Ercol sticker is affixed to the back of the chair. Please our photos for an accurate picture of the super condition of this fine, vintage Ercol chair.

If you have any questions, then please do ask.

H: 69cm / W: 57cm/ D: 54.5cm
Seat Height: 34.5cm

If you’re unable to collect this chair yourself, we can arrange delivery with some excellent delivery drivers who cover most of the UK mainland (not Scotland and remote locations – please enquire) that we have used many times before. They are reliable and insured. Their service does require some flexibility as they work to set routes so will specify the earliest date that they are next in your area. This is usually within 1-3 weeks.