Search Our Chair Collection

This page has been curated to showcase a selection of Wycombe Museum’s chair collection. Whilst it looks like a simple gallery page, it has been created by taking data from the museum’s collections database, which has never previously been publicly available.

As you see it now, we have around 10% of our chair collection available to search. This is a pilot project, and lays the groundwork for making more of Wycombe Museum collection searchable, filterable, browsable for all, allowing everyone to engage online with our wonderful collection.

Made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England.

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Date Made: 1890

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: arm chair; one armed scroll back windsor chair almost certainly made for Preston Barracks, Brighton, c1890, for use by officers so that they could sit down wearing their dress swords.

Date Made: 1860

Place Made: Oxford

Maker (ind): Steven Hazell

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: side chair; common form of scroll-back windsor side chair stamped 'S.Hazell Oxford' on rear edge of seat, sharply-cut rear seat corners are a feature of Hazell's work, with residues of dark varnish; c1860

Date Made: 1851

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Edmund Hutchinson Ltd

Description: champion chair; large ornately carved arm chair with red velvet seat and arms, top rail has lion's head with crown and 2 eagles, back has carved roses, thistle and shells, plaque on back; c1851. Known as the Champion Chair, with a plaque on the chair to this effect because it was at the Great Exhibition. Described in the official catalogue as antique arm chair of oak with carved ornaments canvas pillars stuffed silk velvet seat and arms" and made by Edmund Hutchinson's company some of the carvings done by him. Entered at the Great Exhibition in 1851 but according to records at the Victoria and Albert Museum is not mentioned in any of the winning categories and is therefore attributed as a champion chair only as a gimmick."

Date Made: 1920

Place Made: London

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): V.C.Bond and Sons

Description: chair; combined bedroom chair and trouser press with caned seat; c1920, with the trade name Vee Cee Bee, after its manufacturer V.C. Bond.

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Glenisters

Description: church chair; light coloured wooden church chair with a ladder back, made by Glenisters; c1860, from a private pew in Lincoln Cathedral. Two stamps GLENISTER MAKER WYCOMBE"

Date Made: 1875

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: arm chair; smoker's bow windsor arm chair with double H-stretcher with triple bulges, large piano style legs, stamped G.J.H. and W.W; 1875-95, number 43 on Skull Broadsheet

Date Made: 1890

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: swivel chair; bergere bow windsor office swivel chair, with pierced up-turned heart shape pierced in back splat, venetian red mahogany finish with high Victorian back bow

Date Made: 1900

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: arm chair; windsor arm chair with a writing arm for students use, pressed plywood seat, used in an Oxford college; c1900

Date Made: 1958

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Owen Haines Ltd

Description: church chair; church chair, light wood with cut-out cross and book box on back, made by Owen Haines workshop; c1958

Date Made: 1946

Place Made: Naphill

Maker (ind): Jack Goodchild

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: arm chair; bow back windsor arm chair with pierced central splat and cow horn stretcher, cabriole front legs, made by Jack Goodchild c1946, Jack Goodchild died in 1950

Date Made: 1870

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: wheelchair; beech with cane seat and back panels, with wheels; c1870

Date Made: 1974

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Ercol Ltd

Description: arm chair; windsor arm chair with swan motif in back, sold as the Quaker Style; made by Ercol

Date Made: 1820

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: side chair; hoop back windsor side chair with a central splat in the back which has a central wheel motif, front legs have an unusual two-ring turning above a deep concave turning, rear legs are plain turned; c1820

Date Made: 1850

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: side chair; crown back side chair with cane seat, double box stretcher, turned and splayed forward front legs, and turned front stretcher, serpentine central stay

Date Made: 1875

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: side chair; windsor side chair with interlaced bow in back and cowhorn stretcher, single ring turning in legs, evidence of Gothic influences

Date Made: 1820

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: chair, hoop back, side chair; stick back windsor side chair with 8 back sticks and bobtail and 2 bracing sticks, H form stretcher; c1820, extremely thin seat

Place Made: West Wycombe

Maker (ind): Benjamin North

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: child's chair; ladder back arm chair with rush seat and box stretcher, made by Benjamin North; undated

Date Made: 1790

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: child's chair; Georgian child's deportment or correction chair; c1790, with flat wooden narrow seat, baluster turned front legs, box stretcher, long plain back stands with three simple back bars in form of dowel-rods

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: high chair; child's high chair, with mahogany tint produced by the use of nitric acid; undated; burned-in Venetian Red finish

Date Made: 1890

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: high chair; child's bergere bow high chair with pierced central splat, H stretcher, originally had a restraining bar; c1890

Date Made: 1880

Place Made: Addingham

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): William Brears and Sons

Description: potty chair; child's potty arm chair, four plain spindles in the back between two decoratively turned outer spindles below a curved top rail, turned arms have two vertical holes in their ends to hold a food tray, now missing, seat has a circular hole to hold a chamber pot, legs have a turned bell-shaped motif and the front legs are joined by a plain elliptical shaped stretcher, probably made by William Brears and Sons of Addingham near Leeds; c1880

Date Made: 1900

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: arm chair; Captain's low back windsor arm chair with double box frames; c1900

Date Made: 1874

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Walter Skull

Description: church chair; side chair with double H-stretcher, in ladder back style with book slope and rush seat, made for St. Paul's Cathedral at 4 shillings each; c1870

Date Made: 1850

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): William Birch Ltd

Description: folding chair; folding side chair with cane seat has a central pierced splat with marquetry of a bird which has a glass eye set into the wood; c1850

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Parker Knoll Ltd

Description: arm chair; beige upholstered Toledo" arm chair with metal frame made by Parker Knoll; c1951 metal frame used because of the shortages of wood materials after World War Two"

Date Made: 1958

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Vic Wilkins

Maker (co): E.Gomme Ltd

Description: dining chair; G-Plan dining chair with tola veneer back, black lacquer frame and red uncut moquette upholstered seat; 1956-1960, designed by Vic Wilkins in 1956. This design - model number 634 - was in production from 1956 until 1960. This example was used in a family home for 34 years.

Date Made: 1863

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Edwin Skull Company

Description: folding chair; folding child's side chair with cane seat, stamped 'Edwin Skulls Patent Plecteaneum Chair JANY 1863'

Date Made: 1700

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: upside down windsor chair; used in the garden: when it the seat is wet it can be turned upside down, previously thought to be 18th century but chairs of this type were patented in 1906. . A conservator viewed the chair in August 2009 and thought the chair could be either date.

Date Made: 1968

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Willy Wilkins

Maker (co): Glenisters

Description: arm chair; wheel-back windsor arm chair; 1960s

Date Made: 1800

Place Made: Uxbridge

Maker (ind): Robert Prior

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: chair, one of a set of 4 sidechairs and 1 armchair; hoopback windsor chairs, yew with elm seat, Prince of Wales feathers in 3 splats, including 1 with arms;

Date Made: 1960

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Evans

Description: Blue vinyl covered 'bucket' shape chair with removable seat. Made by Evans of Wycombe circa 1960s, design known as 'Go-go' chair.

Date Made: 1740

Place Made: Slough

Maker (ind): John Pitt

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: 'The Wycombe Pitt Chair' circa 1740. Painted, comb-back armchair attributed to John Pitt (1714-1759). Beech with walnut armbow, fruitwood legs and elm seat. This chair has an Armorial in the centre splat for the city of Bath. It is laquered in black and the ends of the comb, the knees, front pad feet and the centre of the seat have been decorated with gold leaf.

Date Made: 1840

Place Made: High Wycombe

Maker (ind): Unknown

Maker (co): Unknown

Description: Wheelback Windsor chair. A typical Wycombe version. Label on the bottom of the seat printed 'A.Jessop' - retailer Ann Jessop of Sheffield.

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