🪑 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 updated with more news on this over the coming weeks…

In the meantime, Chair of the Month for March is one of around 170 chairs we have in storage. It is a bow back Windsor armchair with a pierced central splat (the bit in the middle of the seat back).

It was made by Jack Goodchild in around 1946. Jack initially trained as a bottomer (the person who makes the chair seat) but later changed to making whole chairs at his workshop in Naphill. He was one of the last local chair craftsmen and died in 1950.

🪑 You can find more photos of Jack and his work on the Sharing Wycombe’s Old Photographs (SWOP) online photo archive.

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

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