Arts & Crafts Morris & Co. Sussex Chair


Arts & Crafts Morris & Co. Sussex Chair

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Variant of the important Morris Sussex chair. Original rush seat, finely turned uprights and spurs with shapely arms, simple tapered legs. Timeless and very comfortable. Stained beech with lovely patina. Mid to late 19th century.

From the V&A museum:
"This chair was named after a country chair found in Sussex, which inspired the design with the turned frame and rush seat. Similar types of chairs, with imitation bamboo frames and rush seats, were fashionable between 1790 and 1820.

William Morris and his wife, Jane, used Sussex chairs in their first home, Red House, Bexleyheath, Kent, from 1860 and subsequently in their London house, Kelmscott House, Hammersmith. Morris's great friend, the artist Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) had Sussex armchairs in his studio, as did the sculptor, Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934). Robert Edis recommended this chair as 'excellent, comfortable and artistic' in his influential book, 'Decoration and Furnishing of Town Houses in 1881'."

Width: 56.0 cm
Height: 92.0 cm
Depth: 53.0 cm

Estimated Time: One to two weeks

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Condition: Used

Wear Condition: Good

Designer: Phillip Webb

Brand/Manufacturer: Morris & Co. (William Morris)

Date of Manufacture: Unknown

Place of Origin: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Material: Beech, Rush

Period: 19th Century

Style: Antique

Listed by: Naomi_1663

SKU: 77077985