Childs wicker chair from Titanic debris


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I am seeking information about wicker furniture, specifically wicker children's chairs from the Titanic debris collected after sinking. A family is in possession of a chair and has been since the 1920's that supposedly came from the Titanic. Does any one know if there were indeed such items onboard. I know I will have to trace back in order to obtain the items provenance. but right know I am looking for a starting point. Thank You Tomas
 

Steve Santini

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Hello,

Certainly there were items of wicker furniture onboard but no furniture to my knowledge in wicker that was made in specific small sizes for children.

However, this is not to say some family could not have brought such a chair on board with them as a possession.

What really will determine the origin of your chair is if there is any background describing how it was recovered from the surface debris.

Please keep us informed.

Steve Santini

P.S. Where do you reside, (country), and what sort of background were you told about who/how the chair was recovered?
 

Bob Godfrey

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Just some general points (and a question). As far as I can see in 1912 there was little in the way of special provision for young children as travellers, other than the half-fare rate on the basis that they would take up less space and eat less. Titanic had no playroom or nursery and no specialised staff to look after their needs, and children travelling at half-fare were generally expected to share full-size berths. In the 1st Class dining room they had special sittings and probably a menu adapted to their needs, but I haven't seen any reference to special furnishings or utensils.

Does anybody know of any items provided by White Star that were intended exclusively for the use of babies or young children?
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I am in The United States. There were originally two chairs, but one was in bad condition, trying to find what happened to it. The Family is in the north east United States. I am going to be talking to the older sisters, in their (late eighties) to see if they know the person that the chairs were received from. Hopefully that will give me a starting place. I understand that most of the retrieved bodies and debris were brought to Halifax Nova Scotia. So I am hoping that the sisters will lead me that way.
 

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