Gerald Summers, 1899-1967 | Armchair
manufactured by Makers of Simple Furniture Ltd, London
single sheet of cut and bent birch plywood
76.5cm. high, 60cm. wide, 86cm. deep; 2ft.5in., 1ft.9½in., 2ft.8¼in.
Conceived circa 1930.
Some discolouration to varnish. Old marks and scratches from wear and use. Bruising to veneers at pressure points. Minor hairline cracks to laminate surface. Re-tipping to front and rear feet left side proper with inset timbers and filler. Some filler to other feet. A rare survivor.
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