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Collection MHS (unaccessioned) General
Description 1 of a pair of (oak?) wooden seated iron framed folding chairs. Said, by Nevil Matthews (via John Orchard), as the type to have been used on sailing ships. This chair has been oiled, varnished and generally done up.

Metal label attached to the seat has, "Barnard, Bishop & Barnards', Norwich and 95, Queen Victoria Street, London". Wooden seat is broken in half lengthways. Barnard, Bishop & Barnards' (1826-1955) used this title in 1859 when two Barnard sons entered the firm. They were an engineering firm located at the Norfolk Iron Works, Norwich. They were the first cyclone fence manufacturing company in 1844 [source: internet].
Object ID 0000.800.1008
Object Name Chair
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Last modified on: April 13, 2015