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Natural Vintage Wooden Folding Chair

Original 1950s chairs collected from all over the country


£3.00 (ex VAT)*
£3.60 (inc VAT)*

Quantity Available: 140

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Set-up Dimensions
Depth: 52cm
Width: 46cm
Height: 80cm

*Up to 4 days hire
*UK wide delivery available. Minimum hire charges apply

A firm favourite of rustic and vintage events all over the UK are our Natural Vintage Wooden Folding Chairs.  You can’t buy these chairs in mass as they have to be bought and collected over time. Unlike our white chairs and pastel chairs, these are all exactly the same design and date back to the 1950s meaning some are nearly 70 years old! Collected from all over the country, these chairs have been kept in their original condition with the original natural finish.

These chairs were traditionally used for village halls, churches and school seating. They have various marks and initials inscribed on them denoting what university or council district they are from. They are the oldest of all our seating and really are full of history. Imagine the thousands, even tens of thousands, of people who have sat on these chairs and for what purpose: supporting eager – and perhaps some not so eager –students listening to lectures, housing jam and Jerusalem discussions at Women’s Institute meetings and being an essential part of children’s games such as ‘Musical Chairs.’  Given the rule of 6 degrees of separation, it is likely a relation or friend, or a friend of a friend has graced one of these chairs. Only the chairs themselves will ever know the answer to that.  

Aside from recreating a scene for a 50s style film, these chairs go so well with all sorts of themes: nestled amongst the birds and the bees, lined up in a woodland venue makes for a dreamy ceremony setup in perfect harmony with the surroundings.  For added detail why not style the backs with some elegantly tied on flowers and pretty ribbon?  Vintage style summer fetes also draw out the character of these chairs or, for a more relaxed atmosphere, imagine them being used with the air of a fair lady and her dapper chap enjoying a cool drink on a lazy summer afternoon. It is also important to note that because they are all the same design these chairs stack reasonably well, making that all important ‘move the chairs to make a dance floor’ process much easier! 

For formal seating, hire alongside our farmhouse tables or round farmhouse tables both of which seat 8 comfortably using these chairs.