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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 288

    AN ARTS AND CRAFTS MAHOGANY RECLINING ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1880, DESIGNED BY PHILIP WEBB FOR MORRIS, MARSHALL, FAULKNER & CO.

    Price Realised  

    AN ARTS AND CRAFTS MAHOGANY RECLINING ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1880, DESIGNED BY PHILIP WEBB FOR MORRIS, MARSHALL, FAULKNER & CO.
    The adjustable back between bobbin-turned sides, on square legs with bobbin stretchers and brass castors


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    Philip Webb's inspiration for this chair design appears to be come from a drawing in a letter he received from Warington Taylor in 1866, though Webb did make some alterations. (See Linda Parry (ed.), William Morris, London, 1996, p. 178).

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    Literature

    John Andrews, Arts and Crafts Furniture, Woodbridge, 2005, p. 44, pl. 40 (similar chair illustrated)