British War Dept. Folders

£3.50

Chair seat height 45cm x Width 40cm

Sourced from across the UK, these achingly simple beech chairs are truly a piece of history. Many still have the original ‘WD’ insignia from as early 1942. Ideal for dining and wedding services.

All prices exclude VAT

200 in stock

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Description

Raw Material

Some experts refer to Beech wood as a “hard-wearing” wood; it can take a lot of pressure over time. Beech is commonly used for curved furniture pieces because of its relatively malleable qualities. The flexibility of this type of hard wood makes it a good candidate for many different kinds of products.

The History

The War Office was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between 1857 and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence. These chairs would’ve been used there throughout the Second World War.

Look and Feel

These chairs are all about enduring history. Comfortable and able to fold flat, their lasting quality is demonstrated by the fact that they are still often reproduced to a near identical design today.

Measurements

With a seat height of 45cm, these chairs are 40cm wide.

“It was in every way an excellent battle HQ,
with only one fault, namely its proximity to Winston”

– General Sir Alan Brooke