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Re: Photos not seen before taken by Rob on QE2 in Dubai April 2011
« Reply #20 on: Jun 26, 2015, 06:56 PM »
Food and beverages for the crew after arriving in Dubai...

The wardroom appears to ceased to function at 8.30pm on 28-11-08.

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Re: Photos not seen before taken by Rob on QE2 in Dubai April 2011
« Reply #21 on: Jun 26, 2015, 07:37 PM »
An original QE2 'Race' chair sitting on its own on the working alleyway, for no apparent reason...

I'd be curious to know from what era, and what restaurant, the pattern is.

I wonder if its still there... I'd put money on it being in that exact spot I think.

From Michael's account, the chair looks as if it might have been one of the 'brown' upholstered ones that was an original 1969 version having started life in the Columbia / Mauritania.
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,3966.msg10873.html#msg10873

Oh how good it would be to go and fetch it 'home' - it would suit the 'brown' on her younger fleet-mate QV, so well wouldn't it?!
We could easily find an alcove, the lighting wouldn't be a problem, the metal legs need a bit of spit 'n polish - and it would look fantastic.
Time those 'other ships' started to fill up with QE2's unwanted genuinely vintage bits!
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Photos not seen before taken by Rob on QE2 in Dubai April 2011
« Reply #22 on: Jun 26, 2015, 09:04 PM »
 
From Michael's account, the chair looks as if it might have been one of the 'brown' upholstered ones that was an original 1969 version having started life in the Columbia / Mauritania.
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,3966.msg10873.html#msg10873

Oh how good it would be to go and fetch it 'home' - it would suit the 'brown' on her younger fleet-mate QV, so well wouldn't it?!
We could easily find an alcove, the lighting wouldn't be a problem, the metal legs need a bit of spit 'n polish - and it would look fantastic.
Time those 'other ships' started to fill up with QE2's unwanted genuinely vintage bits!
:'(
I have just purchased one of these chairs complete with original label stating 'Columbia' restaurant. It is upholstered in navy blue with orangey gold colour rococo pattern. Can anyone let me know what the original fabric would have been post leather/PVC. I would like to have it re-upholstered or should I leave as is? Grateful if anyone could advise 😊

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Re: Photos not seen before taken by Rob on QE2 in Dubai April 2011
« Reply #23 on: Jun 26, 2015, 09:27 PM »
Hi Cameroa
There's an excellent topic already on TQS regarding the chairs, you can find it via the search window, or here too!
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,3966.msg10873.html#msg10873

Are these similar to yours?
http://www.the-saleroom.com/zh-cn/auction-catalogues/anderson-and-garland-newcastle/catalogue-id-2795109/lot-9013451
Looks as if they may be advertised in Asia too...


Heading a bit off topic here, Mods - sorry!
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Photos not seen before taken by Rob on QE2 in Dubai April 2011
« Reply #24 on: Jun 26, 2015, 09:48 PM »
Sorry Mods 😗
Yes that is the very same chair.
Thanks for the links 😊

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Re: Photos not seen before taken by Rob on QE2 in Dubai April 2011
« Reply #25 on: Jun 26, 2015, 09:52 PM »
Not sure if I should have it re-upholstered to the ruby red mohair as the last time I sat in one was the Princess Grill or the peachy beige Caronia colour.

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Re: Photos not seen before taken by Rob on QE2 in Dubai April 2011
« Reply #26 on: Jun 27, 2015, 03:00 PM »
Oh how glorious Rob. I remember many of these places from our tour in 2008 for the book but some are totally new to me. How brilliant.

 

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