Chair of the Month for October is the Wycombe Pitt Chair, a Windsor armchair made by John Pitt in the 1740s.

The Pitt chair is made from beech with walnut arm-bow, fruitwood legs and elm seat. The maker of this early Windsor chair was John Pitt, wheel maker and Windsor chair maker. He lived in the hamlet of Upton-cum-Chalvey, which is now part of Slough. The chair is painted with the coat of arms of the City of Bath. Upton-Cum-Chalvey was on the main road from London to Bath.

The Wycombe Pitt chair was bought for the museum with the help of The Art Fund, The V&A Purchase Fund and The Beecroft Bequest.

📃 An article about John Pitt was published by the Regional Furniture Society in 2005. You can read it here:

🪑 You can see this chair in Wycombe Museum’s ‘Our Place Exhibition’, until 10 March 2024.

Find out more about the exhibition ‘Our Place‘.

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

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