The Child’s Chair exhibition opens Friday 4th April, with a special preview reception
6.30 -9.00pm at The Real Wood Gallery, London House, Oxford St, Woodstock OX20 1TS
In keeping with the Southern Windsor chair making tradition of the 18th and 19th centuries based in The Thames Valley, Chris and his team at The Real Wood Furniture Company in Woodstock have designed a child’s chair called The George – a chair inspired by the past, to celebrate the recent arrival of the future King.
It is intended that the first George made will eventually be presented to His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge, but first it will be unveiled in the Real Wood Company showrooms as part of a new exhibition – The Child’s Chair - which will be opened by a distinguished guest on Friday 4th April and will then run until the end of May.
This exhibition will offer for sale numerous antique and new country style children’s chairs and provide an opportunity to see rare examples from Chris’ own private collection.
The Child’s Chair Exhibition will shine a spot light on the craftsmanship that helped shape the Thames Valleys’ distinguished reputation in chair making, as well as giving an insight to the differences between the Southern and Northern chair making traditions, with a few ‘quirky’ and individual examples of children’s seating also on display.
Moreover, it highlights why the Real Wood Furniture Company can be counted on as one of the few remaining establishments that strive to carry on a tradition of British craftsmanship at its best, through wonderful designs such as The George and other beautiful pieces made by the company and displayed in its showrooms.