This is a fine quality antique Victorian Morris & Co. design Arts & Crafts mahogany armchair, circa 1890, having been newly re-upholstered, and is in excellent condition.
• Item: Arts & Crafts Arm Chair
• Circa: 1890
• Period: Victorian
• Style: Arts & Crafts
• Morris & Co. design
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• Shaped top rail
• Finely pierced slat back
• Down swept turned arms
• Finely turned arms & supports
• Newly upholstered burgundy red leather seat
• Bow-fronted reeded frieze
• Fine tapering ring turned front legs
• Splayed legs to rear
• Stunning original colour & patination
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a fine quality antique Victorian Morris & Co. design Arts & Crafts mahogany armchair, circa 1890, having been newly re-upholstered, and is in excellent condition. Ideal for use as an occasional chair around the home or office desk chair. This Arts & Crafts arm chair is constructed from top-quality solid mahogany. The armchair boasts an arched shaped top rail, secured by a bank of finely shaped vertical slats uniting the top rail to the seat frame underneath – this not only looks stunning, but provides structural support to the chair frame as a whole. The arms terminate on fine ring turned supports, above a bow fronted reeded seat frieze, with tapering ring turned front legs and sweeping splayed legs to the rear. The drop-in seat has been newly upholstered to a professional standard in full grain burgundy red leather. The underside of the seat has been covered with traditional hessian in the traditional manner. The leather seat is generously padded and firm, but extremely comfortable to sit on. If you do not like the upholstery, we can re-cover the seat in a fabric of your choice.
The chair frame has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop. Therefore, the mahogany frame boasts a stunning colour and patination, along with the years of care and cleaning it has received.
This Art & Crafts arm chair would look superb in the living room or bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional as a desk or office chair. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The Arts & Crafts Movement:
The Arts and Crafts movement was an international trend in the decorative and fine arts that developed earliest and most fully in the British Isles and subsequently spread across the British Empire and to the rest of Europe and America. Initiated in reaction against the perceived impoverishment of the decorative arts and the conditions in which they were produced, the movement flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920. It is the root of the Modern Style, the British expression of what later came to be called the Art Nouveau movement, which it strongly influenced. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arts_and_Crafts_movement
Further information can be found about Arts & Crafts furniture by clicking on the following link: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/arts-and-crafts-an-introduction
History Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (1861–1875) was a furnishings and decorative arts manufacturer and retailer founded by the artist and designer William Morris with friends from the Pre-Raphaelites. With its successor Morris & Co. (1875–1940) the firm’s medieval-inspired aesthetic and respect for hand-craftsmanship and traditional textile arts had a profound influence on the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. Although its most influential period was during the flourishing of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the 1880s and 1890s, Morris & Co. remained in operation in a limited fashion from World War I until its closure in 1940. The firm’s designs are still sold today under licences given to Sanderson & Sons, part of the Walker Greenbank wallpaper and fabrics business (which owns the “Morris & Co.” brand and to Liberty of London).
External Height = 81.7cm or 32” or 2ft 8”
External Width = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
External Depth = 62cm or 24⅜” or 2ft 0⅜”
Seat Height = 50cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”
Seat Width (between arms) = 43.3cm or 17⅛” or 1ft 5⅞”
Seat Width (whole of seat) = 45cm or 17¾” or
Seat Depth = 43.5cm or 17⅛” or 1ft 5⅛”
Arm Height = 65.1cm or 25⅝” or 2ft 1⅝”
Back Height = 37cm or 14½” or 1ft 2½”
This is a fine quality antique Victorian Morris & Co. design Arts & Crafts mahogany armchair, circa 1890, having been newly re-upholstered, and is in excellent condition. This Arts & Crafts arm chair is in excellent condition having just been professionally re-upholstered to a professional standard in full grain burgundy red leather. Therefore, the upholstery is new and free from damage, rips, and marks or fading. If you do not like the upholstery, we can re-cover in a fabric of your choice. The chair frame has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination is in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the mahogany frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no breaks to the chair frame or legs. The frames and arms are solid and in excellent condition with no loose joints. The armchairs sit firm on the ground and do not wobble.
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• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 Day Returns
• Full money back assurance
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Yola: 00 44 7971 882 567
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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.
Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.