Chair of the Month: July 2024

Chair of the Month: July 2024

Chair of the Month for July is a Windsor armchair, made by William Birch in about 1904. This unusually decorative Windsor chair is made from mahogany, an imported timber not usually used in the High Wycombe furniture industry. It was made for the St Louis World’s...
Chair of the Month: July 2024

Chair of the Month: June 2024

Chair of the month for June is the AD Chair by Tom Rawlings, for William Hands, oak with upholstered seat. Designed in 2016 and first made in 2017, this chair retails as the ‘Broadway Chair. A range of different heights were introduced in 2018 to extend the range....
Chair of the Month: July 2024

Chair of the Month: May 2024

Chair of the month for May is this salesman’s miniature chair. It was made in about 1865, probably by Glenister’s. It is quarter sized, about 42 cm high. Victorian chair salesmen often took miniature chairs like this with them on their journeys. They set out with...
Chair of the Month: July 2024

Chair of the Month: April 2024

Chair of the month for April is a World War 2 Utility chair.   This chair was made by E Gomme of High Wycombe under the World War 2 furniture rationing known as Utility. Between 1942 and 1952, only designs agreed by the government Board of Trade could be made....
Chair of the Month: July 2024

Chair of the Month: March 2024

🪑 March’s Chair of the Month 🪑 This month’s chair has been selected by the Museum’s new Assistant Curator who is working on an exciting project to make the collection artefacts in our stores easier to visit, study and enjoy. We’ll keep you...
Chair of the Month: July 2024

Chair of the Month: February 2024

Does February’s Chair of the Month bring back memories of the Swinging Sixties? Chair of the Month for February is this wonderful GoGo chair, designed by Robert Bennett for Evans of High Wycombe. Evans have been making bespoke sofas and chairs since 1958, and...
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