This oak chair was designed by C. F. A. Voysey in 1902 for Miss McKay of Birkenhead. It was made by F. C. Nielsen. Voysey was an architect who began to design furniture in the early 1890s. Many of his meticulous designs were made by craftsmen like F. C. Nielsen. He aimed for simple, harmonious proportions and restrained decoration. Voysey's hallmark, the pierced heart motif, can be seen in the back splat of the chair.