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George Washington Jack for Morris and Co., a pair of mahogany ‘Saville’ armchairs, circa 1890, with wavy square arm spindles, on swollen front legs
Height 93cm Circa 1900.
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A Morris and Co armchair, professionally re upholstered in a quality Morris 'Cabbage and Vine' fabric.
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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.
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An Aesthetic Movement rush seat armchair designed by Robert Eddis.
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An Aesthetic Movement cane seated armchair by Morris and Co with circular cane seat. A variant is illustrated in the Liberty Yuletide Gifts catalogue.
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A run of William Morris Sussex chairs, it is rare to find this number together and made in beech and oak, consisting of nine chairs in stock and five armchairs, with an associated armchair of the period, see last image. I will sell individually.
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An Arts and Crafts reclining armchair after a design by Phillip Webb and made by James Shoolbred with original brass and ceramic castors.
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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
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A pair of Morris and Co rush seated armchairs, designed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
I do have pair of singles in stock below.
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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.
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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.
The middle and right hand ones are now sold.
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A pair of Sussex side chairs by Morris and Co.
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A pair of oak reclining armchairs after a design by Phillip Webb, made by Jas Shoolbred. These armchairs are close to the original design by Phillip Webb. Shoolbred were certainly one of the better furniture makers in London in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, they had workshops at Tottenham Court Rd. London.
Professionally re - upholstered in A Morris and Co Chrysanthemum fabric.
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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.
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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 rare to find Morris furniture still with the original fabric.
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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.
Settee Width 124cm, Ladies armchair 83cm. Gentlemans armchair 91cm. Circa 1890.
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Morris and Co., a Mahogany armchair designed by George Jack.
Height 94cm. Circa 1890.
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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.
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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.
Height 117cm. Circa 1880.
(The Phillip Webb armchair shown with the rocker is now sold)
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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 been restored, all gently knocked apart, joints cleaned, glued, re assembled and clamped refinished, waxed a few have been professionally re-upholstered in a quality leather.
The two below match well except they don't have seats and they could be converted to make up a set of twelve.
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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.
A pair of Mahogany armchairs in the style of Morris and Co with inlaid details through out, ready for upholstery.
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Phillip Webb for Morris and Co. Two important adjustable ebonised armchair's designed in 1866 with arched arms and legs united by bobbin turnings with adjustable back and bobbin turned stretchers on brass and ceramic castors. 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 in the workshop of an old carpenter named Ephraim Colman in Herstmonceux, E. Sussex, in 1866 by George Warrington Taylor who was the business manager for Morris Marshall and Faulkner. He drew a sketch and wrote a description of the chair and sent it to Philip Webb who adapted it for production by Morris, Marshall and Faulkner 1861-1875. (The firm became Morris and Co in 1875). So rare to find one, a dream to find two. An icon of the 20th Century.
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A Morris and co armchair professionally re upholstered in a quality Morris fabric.
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A rare Morris and Co Sussex three seater.
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A quality set of six oak Arts and Crafts dining chair's in the manner of Morris and Co.