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  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1941-48 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Planed and turned beech and elm woods

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Child's side chair, of beech and elm woods. The beech wood chair has an open framed back, with a slightly incurving top rail and yoke, both of which are rectangular in section, and a solid wooden seat. The slightly dished trapezoid seat is of elm wood. Each back stay and back leg is cut in one piece, square in section, with a rounded top; the front legs are turned and slightly tapering, with a spindle stretcher between them. The back stretcher and the paired side stretchers are of plain wooden dowelling.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


1941-48 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Planed and turned beech and elm woods

Marks and inscriptions

F531/ CC/ 426
Back (vertical) edge of seat


Height: 61.6 cm, Width: 31.5 cm, Depth: 34 cm

Object history note

Bought of John Brandler, art dealer of 'Clune', 120 Hutton Road, Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8NQ (RF 83/719

Descriptive line

Child's side chair, of beech and elm woods, made in England under the Utility scheme, 1941-48

Production Note

made under the Utility scheme


Beech; Elm


Planing; Turning


Children & Childhood; Furniture

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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