Chair of the Month for August is the upside-down garden chair.

August’s weather so far has been a mixed bag. Damp or dirty outdoor seats can be a problem to enjoying time in the garden, especially in the UK. This chair was designed to solve that problem – just turn it upside-down and you would always have a dry seat to sit on!

The mystery about this chair though is the date. Is it 18th century, like so many other Windsor garden chairs? It has so many layers of old paint, this seems likely. Or was it made more recently? Chairs like this were patented in 1906. A conservator viewed the chair in 2009 and thought it could be of either date. What do you think?

Chair of the Month is a partnership between Wycombe Museum and the Regional Furniture Society.

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