Reading Chair April 21, 2015 grays303 . Chairs, Uncategorized . Charles Dickens, leather cheir, library, reading, reading chair, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Pepys Found this photo in a copy of The Antique Collector August 1949. An early 18th century walnut and leather reading chair with frieze drawer and adjustable reading slope. Not in the shop unfortunately. Very beautiful ( and practical ) anyway.