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Armchair

Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1950-1952 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jenkins, G.A. (designer)
    Packet Furniture Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Laminated wood, upholstered seat

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Vera E. Dawkins

  • Museum number:

    W.2-1991

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Laminated wood armchair.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1950-1952 (made)

Artist/maker

Jenkins, G.A. (designer)
Packet Furniture Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Laminated wood, upholstered seat

Marks and inscriptions

Utility mark and No. 3524
Stamped

Dimensions

Height: 72 cm, Width: 56.5 cm, Depth: 70 cm

Object history note

Possibly bought in Hides or Bentalls of Kingston in 1952-3 by the donor, or possibly in Esher.

Descriptive line

English 1950-52 des.G.A.Jenkins man.Packet Furn.

Labels and date

CHAIR
Designed by G.A. Jenkins (British)
Made by Packet Furniture Ltd., Great Britain, 1950-52
Stamped with the Utility mark
Laminated wood, upholstered seat
Given by Vera E. Dawkins
W.2-1991

This chair dates from the end of the Utility period and demonstrates awareness of the flowing lines of much contemporary continental furniture, particularly Scandinavian and Italian. It outlasted the Utility scheme, when its manufacture was taken over by E.E.Kahn and Co. Ltd., of Great Yarmouth. [1992]

Materials

Wood

Techniques

Laminating; Upholstering

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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