Historical information

This particular type of chair was also known as a Bentwood Twig Wicker Child’s chair. This process was founded by German Thomas Thonet in 1855, and involved wetting or steaming wood, then bending it and letting it harden into curved shapes and patterns. This provided a cheaper and more practical version of furniture than earlier – and heavier – hand-carved furniture.

Physical description

Child's armchair, slatted base and back. Bentwood with wide, circular armrests and mottled pattern.