Rauws Wicker
Chair Collection

History of the wicker chair development
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The Chair Collection

The wicker chairs within this collection serve as research artifacts, creating a chronological series that traces the historical evolution of wicker chair design.

Art History Publications

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Rauws Wicker Chair Collection

The history of the Wicker Chair begins with archaeological discoveries, statues, and reliefs on sarcophagi. Wicker, a natural and pliable material, was cut and split to create these chairs. Often, a combination of solid passive rods and active cords or thin twigs was woven together in a zigzag pattern.

The chair stands as one of the earliest forms of furniture and serves as a foundation for the development of various furniture styles over the centuries. Within this collection, these chairs represent pivotal examples that signify new advancements.

The emergence of new materials facilitated the design of novel models, transitioning from grass, willow, and rattan to metals and plastics.

The images available on EUROPEANA are freely accessible for your use, but proper attribution to the Rauws Wicker Chair Collection (CC-BY) is required.

Historically, various names have been used for the same items, often reflecting regional differences passed down through generations. Therefore, we have selected names that best describe the action, material, and technique involved. It's possible that you may be familiar with different names that are more commonly used in your area!

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