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  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1930-60 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wicker, willow and beech

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs P. F. D. Wallis

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Child's armchair of wicker, with willow rods and trim, and beech wood legs. The tub-shaped chair has a woven wicker seat, rounded at the back edge, with the back and sides of thin criss-crossed sticks of willow, all finished with a plaited edge of willow. The sides are reinforced with a length of beech wood dowelling just behind each of the front legs. The skirt of the chair is made up of vertical and crossed willow rods between two horizontal bands of woven willow, and the legs are of beech dowelling. A beech stretcher runs immediately beneath the front edge of the seat.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


1930-60 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wicker, willow and beech


Height: 42.5 cm maximum, Width: 39.5 cm maximum, Depth: 39 cm front to back

Object history note

Given by Mrs P F D Wallis (RF 84/1689); the gift includes garments, toys, puppets and a tricycle

Descriptive line

Child's arm chair of wicker, with willow rods and trim, and beechwood legs, made in England 1930-60


Wicker; Willow; Beech


Weaving; Plaiting


Children & Childhood; Furniture


Museum of Childhood

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