Set up by the Board of Trade in 1942, the advisory committee on Utility Furniture created an initial set of 28 pieces that were first shown to the public in October that year. Most newly manufactured furniture has a single coat of plastic-type finish, usually polyurethane or polyester. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM OF FURNITURE IS FOR COLLECTION ONLY ! See all 1940s Antiques. Second World War. 1940s Antique Furniture. I have a chest of drawers which I think is in the style of 1940'some utility furniture but the it has 2 locks on the top 2 drawers and it's branded GRVI with a Royal Coronet crown on the back. 1940s UTILITY TALLBOY medium OAK Classified as Model 5 in the Utility Furniture Scheme 2 drawers over the cupboard section below. Shop 1940s bedroom furniture at 1stDibs, the premier resource for antique and modern more furniture and collectibles from the world's best dealers. Made from polyester and strengthened with fibreglass, it was the first all plastic chair designed in one piece. The most popular colour? 1940s furniture for sale Vintage 40s Oak Veneer 1 Drawer Tallboy Style Chests { 74.5cm x 42cm x 101cm }: 0.99 £ | Knole Drop Arm Sofa/Settee Handmade Origina| https://www.for-sale.co.uk The most common 1940s furniture material is wood. NOW SOLD*****Rare 1940's Child's Wooden Painted Low Chair With CC41 Stamp Marking Utility Furniture - Ideal As A Prop KarensVinteriors. Another stackable creation is the Panton Chair, first produced in 1965. It also looks like it has WI & Co 1941 stamped diagonally down the side. From Hertford, Hertfordshire.payment would be preferred as cash on collection. Go to 2 or 3 established ones in your area and ask for a valuation. This unpleasant-looking character is called the Squander Bug, and it was created during the Second World War by artist Phillip Boydell, an employee of the National Savings Committee. This 1940s bathroom is the epitome of modern and sophisticated. The CC41 logo was designed by Reginald Shipp. While very tough and resistant to scratching and stains, the single layer of tinted finish means that a small scratch or ding may go through the finish to the wood underneath, exposing a different color. Global shipping available. Meet The Squander Bug. The Utility Furniture Scheme If not necessarily a forerunner to what we see today as British midcentury furniture, the Utility Furniture Scheme certainly had some influence. Per a 1941 Associated Press article, CC41 meant "Controlled Commodity", and designated that the item met the government's austerity regulations. This is a guide to 1940s furniture design styles from Europe and America, from ruffles to plywood, and the beginnings of a Scandinavian design craze that we still have today! They were well made but were produced on a budget. Related content. Utility furniture : [catalogue with prices issued by the Board of Trade, 1943] Books. There are 1036 1940s furniture for sale on Etsy, and they cost £113.49 on average. Browse our wide selection of Antique Furniture for sale from dealers across the UK.. Click here to view Interior Design Furniture ideas and sold pieces in situ from dealers on Antiques-Atlas. You will NOT get veneer like that on any untility furniture. Much of the furniture is made of furniture-grade plywood. The CC41 Utility logo was a British Board of Trade requirement that appeared on footwear, utility furniture, textiles and utility clothing for just over ten years from 1941. Wartime utility furniture was IIAR produced for civilians during and after WW2. IMO that piece is worth taking down to an auction house specializing in antiques. It is a Hollywood Regency, or Regency Moderne, style made on the cheap with linoleum flooring and other inexpensive materials. Plywood as a design element is popular once again. 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