Cf: James D. Kornwolf, M.H. Baillie Scott and the Arts and Crafts Movement, Baltimore, 1972, pp. 326-330, fig. 158
See also: Hans Ottomeyer, Jugendstilmöbel, Munich, Cat. No. 43.1 1-2 (Same model illustrated)
Dekorative Kunst, Vol. 12, 1904
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, Vol. 12,1903
Baillie Scott, perhaps above all other British designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement, was the artist whose work found the closest affinity and accord with the ideals of the Modern Movement in Germany. His commission to re-decorate the Dining Room and Drawing Room at the Palace of Darmstadt for Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse in 1896-1897, marked the beginning of his association with the Germans Arts and Crafts movement.
Baillie Scott's most creative association with Germany was in producing designs for the Deutsche Werkstätten für Handwerkskunst in Dresden, run by Karl Schmidt, and for A. Wertheim in Berlin, who between them exhibited at least four interiors between 1903 and 1906 including the Lady's Sitting Room at the Dresden Exhibition in 1903.
The present Lot and the following Lot originate from a family in Dresden who were friends of Baillie Scott.