Vintage Peacock Chair
Original 1970s Emmanuelle Peacock Chair.
The best known of these, dating from in 1967, features the Black Panther Party's founder and Minister of Defense, Huey Newton, seated on a Peacock chair, holding a rifle and a spear, flanked by traditional, African shields. Seven years later, in 1974, the chair featured prominently in the popular French pornographic film, Emmanuelle; the film's star Sylvia Kristel posed topless on a Peacock Chair for the film's poster.
Since then this early 20th century chair, once the product of prison labour, has come to symbolise a certain hot-blooded sense of freedom and licensciousness.