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Front cover of Ercol Catalogue 1969, High Wycombe Furniture Archive, Bucks New University View all images from the High Wycombe Furniture Archive

The High Wycombe Furniture Archive (HWFA) is part of the Research Centre for Furniture at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe. The archive contains photographic and print material relating to furniture companies in the High Wycombe region, primarily from Ercol Limited and E. Gomme Limited (G-Plan).

The digitisation of our collections and the creation of the HWeFA website are funded by a Resource Enhancement Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Funding was granted by the AHRC in March 2006, and the project was completed in August 2009.

An overview of the HWeFA

E. Gomme Limited, including G-Plan (1920s-1980s) Albums and loose photographs of room sets and furniture models ; watercolours in preparation for advertisements ; sales catalogues ; Data Sales Books ; G-Plan New Models folders ; artwork, plans and designs for G-Plan furniture ; plans and designs for G-Plan furniture by Ib Kofod-Larsen.

Ercol Furniture Limited (1950s-1980s) Photographic prints, negatives and transparencies of furniture models and room sets ; photographic prints, negatives and transparencies of furniture manufacturing, both at Ercol and at W Skull Limited ; photographic prints, negatives and transparencies of woodland, timber yards (including Latimer's) and timber processing; photographic prints, negatives and transparencies of, or in preparation for, Ercol displays and contributions to trade shows in the UK and abroad.

Furniture Trade Unions (1898-1968) Reports and minutes relating to the proceedings of furniture industry societies and trade unions.

W Skull Ltd (1897 - 1940s) A comprehensive range of purchase receipts between 1897 and 1903 illustrate the broad spectrum of trade suppliers, along with photographic images of furniture models.

Print of a design by Ib Kofod-Larsen of: Sideboard. Drawing No. 177, High Wycombe Furniture Archive, Bucks New University

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Contact Details

Skull's: Purchase Receipts Ledger, 1894, High Wycombe Furniture Archive, Bucks New University
Address: Prof. Jake Kaner
Project Investigator
HW Furniture Archive
Bucks New University
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
Bucks HP11 2JZ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1494 522 141
Fax: +44(0)1494 522 141
Email: furniturearchive@bucks.ac.uk
URL: http://hwfurniturearchive.bucks.ac.uk

Copyright

The images from the High Wycombe Electronic Furniture Archive are free to download for educational and personal use only. If you wish to use our digitised material for any other purpose, you must contact us. We make every attempt to comply with copyright regulations but cannot be held responsible for copyright violations due to unauthorised re-use of our material. Copyright for most of the images in our archive was held by the individual furniture companies. If you believe you own copyright for any of the material you see on our website, please contact us.

Page from 1956 G-Plan furniture catalogue showing a bedroom setting, High Wycombe Furniture Archive, Bucks New University

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