Furniture and people have one thing in common: They both look best when allowed to grow old gracefully, which is why this solid, impeccably crafted chair will take on a weathered gray patina, right along with you, over the course of several years. Founded in 1920, the company today is run by the grandsons of one of the original owners and still makes its chairs mostly by hand. Barlow Tyrie even has its own plantations on Java where it grows the sustainably harvested teak used in the Felsted (along with marine-quality, solid brass fittings, in case you live by the beach or want to take it to your yacht). With those kinds of materials at their core, these chairs might even outlast you. For now, though, just put one or two out among the hedges, the ideal perch for an after-dinner single malt. [$749,]