My Restored Chair – Edna Greenwood, High Wycombe

“This is our favourite chair, it’s the prototype of the original Parker Knoll recliner purchased direct from the factory at Parker Knoll in High Wycombe when I worked there in 1967. The price then was £15 – one and a half week’s wages! It was at the time upholstered in black cirrus (mock leather) and we had it recovered in 1989 at a cost of £345.
Recent enquiries about having it reupholstered now give a price of £1000.00. Perhaps not!”

Submitted by Edna Greenwood, High Wycombe

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Thanks to everyone who submitted photographs and captions and to the Arts Council England for funding it.

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