A good quality bobbin turned corner chair of generous proportions attributed to Morris and Co with original fabric to seat and original brass castors.
Height 30", Width of seat 24" x 24". Circa 1875.
An Aesthetic Movement rush seat armchair designed by Robert Eddis.
An Aesthetic Movement cane seated armchair by Morris and Co with circular cane seat.
A run of William Morris Sussex chairs, it is rare to find this number together and made in oak, consisting of nine chairs in stock and five armchairs, with an associated armchair of the period see last image. I will sell individually.
An Arts and Crafts reclining armchair after a design by Phillip Webb and made by James Shoolbred with original brass and ceramic castors.
George Washington Jack for Morris and Co., a mahogany 'Saville' chaise longue, re-upholstered in green velour, on mahogany legs with brass casters, 174cm long
A pair of Morris and Co rush seated armchairs, designed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. They are at the rush mans being re-rushed at the mo, I will post more images soon.
I do have pair of singles in stock below.
A pair of Morris and Co chairs designed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, matching the above pair of armchairs.
These are originally rush seated and can be re rushed to match above if required.
£950 the pair.
THE SUSSEX RUSH-SEATED CHAIR
Of all the specific minor improvements in common household objects due to Morris, the rush-bottomed Sussex chair perhaps takes the first place. It was not his own invention, but was copied with trifling improvements from an old chair of village manufacture in Sussex. With or without modification it has been taken up by all the modern manufacturer's and is in almost UNIVERSAL use. But the Morris pattern of the later type (there were two) still EXCELS all others in simplicity and elegance of proportion. "Life of William Morris" Prof.J.W.Macktail. An appendage to an advertisement post-1899.
These commercial Hi-bred's, were adapted and re-invented, because most of the better quality items were only available for the up and coming then firmly established, middle classes. It was here that Morris tried and succeeded in selling a quality item to the masses and not just the affluent High Society and Wealthy Patrons, who were in the end the only people who could afford the incredulous skill of Morris, his enormous energy and equally skilled friends and collaborators. There was then, much more Superior quality in contemporary design (now Period Design) and much more choice, but only for the affluent middle classes and this was because the Industrial Revolution was expanding at an enormous rate, bringing with it wealth to the middle classes. How free Morris was 'an amazingly imaginative child', who followed a dream, with his circle of close friends and admirers which then became a living dream, created in their own world inspired from Medievalism and from King Arthur's time. He was the voice of social revolution on a crusade for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. He achieved unsurpassable heights passionately, beautifully, romantically and poetically, harmoniously, functionally, always with superior quality with nature and with the most vivid colour's often invented by himself.
CH 73 - Two Morris and Co Sussex armchairs. Both with fine rush seats and original finish. The centre one is now sold. DID U KNOW.. that Ford Maddox Brown persuaded the firm to sell them and Dante Gabriel Rossetti designed the lyre or fiddle back version aptly named "The Rossetti Chair" and when they have to be re-rushed, the arms and the two stretchers just below it have to be removed from the upper back leg, once the rusher has re-laid the rush, only then can they be inserted and glued back together, believe me there is an art to get them back into place because the tolerance's are so close, which is why they are a very strong armchair indeed and also why so many have survived.
Circa 1865 and into the 20th Century.
A pair of Sussex side chairs by Morris and Co.
A rare pair of 'Morris' oak reclining armchairs after a design by Phillip Webb and made by Jas Shoolbred. These armchairs are very close to the original design by Phillip Webb and superb quality pair typical of all Shoolbreds work, certainly one of the best makers in London in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, they had workshops at Tottenham Court Rd, in London.
Professionally re - upholstered in A Morris and Co Chrysanthemum fabric.
Philip Webb (attributed) for Morris and Co., an Aesthetic Movement mahogany sofa, upholstered in ‘Bird’ fabric designed by William Morris. Exhibited at the Liberty and Co. Exhibition, June 2009, no. f13 Circa 1866-70's. Height 42" 107cm, Width 73" 185.5, Depth 26 1/2" 66cm.
SOLD to English Heritage, awaiting collection.
George Washington Jack for Morris and Co., a mahogany 'Saville' armchair, circa 1890, with wavy square arm spindles, on swollen front legs with later conforming casters, with original cotton mohair damask Crown Imperial pattern upholstery designed by William Morris and registered on 18th November 1876, 93cm high (the casters now replaced) See Parry, Linda 'William Morris' Exhibition catalogue:VandA 1996, p. 178-179, no. J.32 for a 'Saville' armchair in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Also see Parry, Linda 'William Morris Textiles', p. 150, fig. 22 for this upholstery. It is extremely rare to find Morris furniture still with the original fabric it started life with and, although slightly worn to the arms, the fabric is in reasonable condition throughout. A good museum example of an original Saville armchair with its original coat.
George Washington Jack for Morris and Co., a mahogany ‘Saville’ armchair, circa 1890, with wavy square arm spindles, on swollen front legs
Height 93cm Circa 1900.
Morris and Co., A Saville three piece suite, consisting of a Mahogany two seater settee, Ladies armchair and a Gentleman's armchair identical to the ladies version except with elongated arms. Superior quality made by Morris and Co and designed by George Jack. Made by Morris and Co.
Settee Width 124cm, Ladies armchair 83cm. Gentlemans armchair 91cm. Circa 1890.
Morris and Co., a Mahogany armchair designed by George Jack.
Height 94cm. Circa 1890.
Morris and Co. A pair of Arts and Crafts oak armchairs. A re-fined interpretation of the traditional English ladder back, with original rush seats. Circa 1885. These were not mass produced like the famous Sussex range and are very hard to find. See Victorian and Edwardian Furniture and Interiors by Jeremy Cooper Page 168 illustration 430 for an identical version.
£695 each, £1295 a pair.
CH 81 - An ebonised ‘turner’s’ rocking chair, in the style of Philip Webb, with turned half wings and a re-rushed seat. The bobbin turned details of this chair are quite similar to the famous reclining armchair designed by Philip Webb in 1866. See Whiteway, Michael and Gere, Charlotte ‘Nineteenth-Century Design’ London 1993.
Height 117cm. Circa 1880.
(The Phillip Webb armchair shown with the rocker is now sold)
Set of ten Morris and Co oak dining chairs with drop in seats designed in the offices of Richard Norman Shaw, possibly designed by W. Lethaby. These have all been totally restored, all gently knocked apart, joints cleaned, glued, re assembled and clamped refinished, waxed twice and a three have been professionally re-upholstered in a quality leather so one can see the finished article.
The two below match very well except they don't have drop in seats but they could be converted to make up a set of twelve.
A pair of Morris and Co oak dining chairs designed in the offices of Richard Norman Shaw, possibly designed by W. Lethaby.
A set of ten and a set of four Morris and Co dining chairs designed in the offices of Richard Norman Shaw, possibly designed by W. Lethaby. The ten and four match very well and could be used as a set fourteen. These chairs have all been restored and are all ready for upholstery of your choice, my upholsterer will upholster them for £45 a seat + fabric.
A pair of Mahogany armchairs attributed to George Jack for Morris and Co with inlaid details through out, the style and quality of these armchairs are of a more traditional influence with an artistic feel which was used extensively by George Jack. His own work for Morris and Co is very much in the Sheraton Revivalist style.
Two extremely rare and important Morris and Co adjustable ebonised armchair's designed in 1866 with arched arms and legs united by refined bobbin turnings with adjustable back and bobbin turned stretchers on brass and ceramic castors re-upholstered in original Morris and Co double woven Bird fabric. These elegant timeless recliners were based on a design from an earlier traditional prototype found by George Warrington Taylor (Morris and Co's business manager) in the workshop of an old carpenter named Ephraim Colman in Hurstmonceaux, Sussex, in 1866. He drew a sketch and wrote description of the chair and sent it to Philip Webb and these two examples are the exact models that were adapted by Phillip Webb for production by Morris and Co. So rare to find one, a dream to find two. An icon of the 20th Century.
A rare Morris and Co Sussex three seater.
Arts and crafts rush seat oak dining/side chair in orginal condition.
A quality set of six oak Arts and Crafts dining chair's in the manner of Morris and Co.