Although the area is best known for chairs, by the start of the 20th century many other types of furniture were being made locally. By the mid-century, well-known names in the Wycombe furniture trade included Parker Knoll, Ercol and G-Plan. This room divider was...
This chair was made around 1865 – 1875. Although High Wycombe is best known for wooden-seated Windsor chairs, rush and cane seated chairs were also made here in large numbers and cane-seated chairs like this were typically used as bedroom furniture. Before 1900 cane...
This is the oldest Windsor chair in Wycombe Museum’s collection, made in the 1740s. At the time when this chair was made, High Wycombe was not yet a centre for chair making. This would take another 60-70 years. This chair was made in what is now part of Slough, by...
This is a wheelback Windsor chair, the type of chair that High Wycombe is most associated with. ‘Wheelback’ refers to the wheel design in the chair’s splat – the decorative centre panel of the chair’s back. ‘Windsor’ describes the way in which the chair is...
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