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Mary Poppins Metamorphic Childs Chair - David Tomlinson Provenance c.1900

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Mary Poppins Metamorphic Childs Chair - David Tomlinson Provenance c.1900

SHORT DESCRIPTION
A wonderful and high quality metamorphic Victorian childs high chair which transforms into a rocking chair and which belonged to the English actor David Tomlinson (b. 1917 d. 2000)
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DIMENSIONS
Dimensions when chair is set to its maximum height are: 37 inches to top of back, 24.5 inches to top of seat and 13 inches wide at arms. Approximately 24 inches deep from the rolled back to front of tray table. For metric please multiply by 2
DATED
c.1900

 
FULL DESCRIPTION
A wonderful and high quality metamorphic Victorian childs high chair which transforms into a rocking chair and which belonged to the English actor David Tomlinson (b. 1917 d. 2000) who amongst his many roles played George Banks, head of the Banks family, in the 1964 original Mary Poppins film.

The chair with cogged wheels which allow it to sit and be locked at three heights, or to transform into a rocking chair, upholstered in a lovely William Morris roses fabric. The table tray lifts up and back or can be locked in position as a restraint and with small shaped foot rest below.

The well padded upholstery in immaculate as new condition, the chair in excellent condition also with all parts working and no breaks or repairs, lovely turned stretchers and spindles and original mechanism.

Used by David Tomlinsons family and believed to be his own high chair and that of his siblings, I do not recommend use for a baby now as times have moved on and this is unlikely to meet modern safety standards! but a beautifully nostalgic and well made chair - ideal for a prized teddy or doll (and modelled here by Bob our golden retriever cross) - and lovely to share a close link to a wonderful film that was part of childhood for so many people around the World.

Complete with letter from the actor, who had four sons, which reads:

1st August 1970

Dear Malcolm,

I am pleased to hear that you found a good home for our childs chair. I hope it gets as much use as it has already had from my own family (taking into consideration the population explosion!).

Yours ever -

David