Gimson Pass Armchair

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Gimson Pass Armchair

Postby Former Glory » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:25 pm

We're about to demolish and rebuild the workshop so the pile of "stuff" that usually lurks there has had to go. Underneath the mess we found this chair that still had the auction label on it from March 2006, (might get around to restoring it one day).Thought some of you might find the tool marks/manufacture interesting.

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Re: Gimson Pass Armchair

Postby Robin Fawcett » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:13 am

William Morris & Co made chairs like this also known as a Sussex chair...top right in picture.
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The arm support passes through the seat and are housed in an extra stretcher. I seem to remember that Eric Rodgers made one and entered it in the chairmaking competitions at the Bodger's Ball.
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Re: Gimson Pass Armchair

Postby Former Glory » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:04 pm

Ahhh yes.....the work of Madox Brown and Rosetti, the armchairs are an absolute pig to re-rush!
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Re: Gimson Pass Armchair

Postby Donald Todd » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:38 pm

I think this is an example of a silly "traditional" design. Let's face it, some old designs are impractical and/or uncomfortable.
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