Chair of the Month: April 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: April 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: April 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...
Chair of the Month: April 2024

Chair of the Month: January 2024

Chair of the Month for January is for anyone who has made a New Year’s Resolution to have better posture! Made in about 1790, it is a type of child’s chair known as a deportment chair or correction chair. The high, narrow, shiny seat meant that there was no slouching–...
Chair of the Month: April 2024

Chair of the Month: December 2023

Chair of the month for December is this Wheelback Windsor armchair, made in the High Wycombe area, about 1800-1830. It is made from various local woods, including cherry wood, elm, ash, beech and yew. By the early 1800s, Windsor chair making had become centred on High...
Chair of the Month: April 2024

Chair of the Month: November 2023

November’s chair of the month is this ‘Q – Stack’ chair, designed by Robin Day of High Wycombe in about 1953 and manufactured by Hille in London. In the 1950s, new ways of constructing chairs were made possible by new materials such as plastic, plywood and tubular...
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