Artwork : ArchiveNo00005

Sussex Chair 1880


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Artefact

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Contributor

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Contributor Name Portsmouth City Museum
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Profession

Location Old Portsmouth
Collection Date 11.10.06
Artefact Name Sussex Chair
Artefact Description Twisted rush wood chair, typical of the time. It is in poor condition.
Artefact Date 1880
Artefact Stored Museum store
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Sample Taken Twisted rush from the base of the chair.
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History of Artefact The Sussex chair was popularised by William Morris. Based on a typical countryside design. The original wood was locally produced. The chair was bought in an auction in Portsmouth in 1974. Previous owners were local to the area.
Historian Rosalinda Hardiman
Previous Owners Local to the area
Special Memories

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