London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A pair of Victorian 'oak tree' pattern cast iron seats
The naturalistic arched back, seat and arms cast as branches with acorn clusters, on conforming trunk feet joined by entwined serpents, both stamped to the back HAYWOOD PHOENIX FOUNDRY DERBY, damages and restorations -- 51in. (130cm.) wide (2)
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This pattern was first designed by McDowall, Steven & Co., Glasgow, circa 1840, and later copied by other foundries.
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: Georg Himmelheber Cast Iron Furniture plate 106.
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