London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
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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John Andrews, Arts and Crafts Furniture, Woodbridge, 2005, p. 44, pl. 40 (similar chair illustrated)
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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