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1950-1952 (made)
Place of origin

Laminated wood armchair.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Laminated wood, upholstered seat
Brief description
English 1950-52, designer G.A.Jenkins manufacturer Packet Furniture.
Physical description
Laminated wood armchair.
  • Height: 72cm
  • Width: 56.5cm
  • Depth: 70cm
Marks and inscriptions
Utility mark and No. 3524 (Stamped)
Gallery label
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)
Credit line
Given by Vera E. Dawkins
Object history
Possibly bought in Hides or Bentalls of Kingston in 1952-3 by the donor, or possibly in Esher.
Accession number

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Record createdFebruary 12, 2008
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