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Chair legs NMR02_01_00016

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Filename: nmr02_01_00016.jpg

Size: 3302 x 3308 (8.5MB)

Date: 8th March 2016

Source: Historic England

Credit: The Historic England Archive, Hi

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: The Historic England Archive, Hi

Owner URL: http://www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/archive/archive-services/archive-terms-and-conditions/

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Chair legs NMR02_01_00016

Turville, Buckinghamshire. Turned chair legs stacked prior to delivery to the factory assembly. By the 1920s the principal occupation in Turville was turning chair legs for the High Wycombe chair factories. The image is taken from an early 20th century lantern slide

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to the early 20th century, capturing a glimpse of rural craftsmanship and industry in Turville, Buckinghamshire. The image showcases a stack of turned chair legs, neatly arranged before their delivery to the nearby factory assembly. During this era, Turville thrived as a hub for chair leg production, serving the bustling High Wycombe chair factories. These finely crafted wooden legs were essential components used in creating exquisite pieces of furniture that adorned homes across the country. The photograph's composition exudes an air of simplicity and authenticity. It transports us to an era when skilled artisans meticulously shaped each leg with their hands and tools, infusing every piece with character and charm. As we admire this snapshot from history, we are reminded of the importance placed on traditional craftsmanship during this period. This image encapsulates not only the physical labor involved but also represents a way of life that revolved around skillful manual work. Preserved by The Historic England Archive, this lantern slide offers us a unique window into our past – one where rural communities played vital roles in supplying materials for larger industries. It serves as a testament to human ingenuity and resourcefulness while highlighting the significance of local economies within broader industrial landscapes. Let us cherish these remnants from yesteryears that continue to inspire awe and appreciation for our rich heritage in furniture-making craftmanship.

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