Articulated child’s high chair / combination play


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First quarter 20th Century

  • £219
  • €262 Euro
  • $299 US Dollar


Hoarde Vintage Member since 2018
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Unusual metamorphic spindle-back high chair with hinged dining tray and adjustable foot rest. A second hinged mechanism attached to the legs allows the chair to “convert” to a low play seat with a different tray fitted with abacus style sliding beads. It is in this format that the two sets of wheels mounted at the mid-point of the back legs and cross beam come into function. Open-spoked and made of steel, one set appears to be original and the other a later replacement. There is a pleasant etched design on the dining tray of a man drawing a cart containing a donkey while the seat is decorated with a pattern of irises enclosed in a roundel. Circa 1900.

Height 78 cm - width 36 cm - depth 48 cm


First quarter 20th Century

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