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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 279

    A VICTORIAN CAST IRON 'MEDIEVAL' PATTERN GARDEN SEAT

    BY COALBROOKDALE, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY CHRISTOPHER DRESSER

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN CAST IRON 'MEDIEVAL' PATTERN GARDEN SEAT
    BY COALBROOKDALE, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY CHRISTOPHER DRESSER
    Later wood seat rails, variously cast stamps 'COALBROOKDALE/NO.52/NO.240809' and with diamond pattern registration mark
    60 in. (152.4 cm.) wide


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    Christopher Dresser's first designs directly attributed to him for the Coalbrookdale Foundry were registered and patented at the Public Record Office on 18th February, 1867 (design number 206162) and seat numbers 45 (Waterplant) and 51 in their 1875 Castings Catalogue, Section III, pages 251 and 257. The present seat appears on the same page of the 1875 catalogue and although no direct link has been established through the documentation that exists in the Ironbridge Gorge Museum archive, it seems probable that he was responsible for the design.
    Widar Halen, Christopher Dresser, Christie's 1990.
    Michel Whiteway, Christopher Dresser 1834-1904, Fondazione La Triennale, Milan, 2001.

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