Finally oh finally after 5 months of waiting, my courier has come up trumps and delivered the 1939 Air ministry stamped Ellmore wicker chair I rooted out from a random chaps old barn so long ago. These chairs seem to be considerably less well known than their contemporary wicker chair made by Lloyd loom and featured so heavily in photographs of RAF pilots lounging about like coiled springs at their dispersal points. Beautifull made and still sturdy despite some minor damage, it is wicker after all. The makers mark and AM logo ar embossed on a separate piece of material which has then been bound into the wicker structure. Along with the makers AM logo I can see faintly another AM and crown stamped on possibly after manufacture onto the same makers name strip. Perhaps made when actually issued from stores etc.
Anyway. Really chuffed at last to have found such a piece. I wonder who may have sat in it.