Je suis une chaise anglaise. My owner found me in La Trocante and loved me so much that she brought me home to l’Écosse. I was shabby then, but originally I was clothed in the finest embroidered Shantung silk where in the old days, I used to sit in the corner of my mistress’ boudoir. Now my new mistress has some very fine modern tweed, woven by Linton Tweeds. I will be dressed in this, completing the feeling that I am a great example of the Auld Alliance as a proud European chair.