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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1933-1936 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pel Limited - Pel Furniture

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromed bent tubular steel and plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Pel Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The frame is formed of three members of chromed steel tube bent at the bottom to form a tripod and at the tope to support three chrome hooks. The three members are attached above the tripod and below the curved top stage by two short black cylinders of plastic attached by screws through the abutting tubes.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1933-1936 (made)


Pel Limited - Pel Furniture

Materials and Techniques

Chromed bent tubular steel and plastic


Height: 184.2 cm, Depth: 53.3 cm base

Object history note

Given to the V&A in 1978 (acquisition registered file no. 77/285). On entry to the Museum it was noted that the chrome was 'slightly rubbed'.

Historical context note

Hatstands of this type were used along with matching umbrella stands (W.87-1978) in luxury London hotels such as The Savoy and Claridges.

Descriptive line

Hatstand; chromed tubular steel; Pel Limited, Great Britain, 1933-1936


Steel; Chromium; Plastic




Furniture; Interiors


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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