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Ebonised beech and ash armchair with a rush seat, probably designed by Ford Madox Brown c.1864-1865, and manufactured by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company c.1865-1900.
Object type: armchair
Object number: 7/1971

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Detailed Description: +/-

Title/Model: Sussex (range name)
Physical Description:
Armchair from the Sussex range. It is made from a combination of ash and beech, which has been ebonised and turned, with a woven rush seat. The arms, rear posts and the cross rails on the back and arms are made from ash; all the other wooden parts are beech.
Materials & technique: joined and turned ebonised ash and beech with a woven rush seat
Dimensions: Depth 41cm (seat)
Height 83.7cm
Width 48.2cm (seat)

History: +/-

Date: c.1865-1900 (manufactured)
Period: Victorian (1837-1901)
Twentieth century (1900-1999)
Artist/Maker Names: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co (manufacturer)
Place: England (manufactured)
Object History:
This chair was previously recorded as being designed by Philip Webb, but 'Good Citizen's Furniture: The Arts and Crafts Collections at Cheltenham' by Annette Carruthers and Mary Greensted, page 61, records that it was "probably designed by Ford Madox Brown ...in about 1864-5". Morris & Company manufactured the chair from about 1864-1940, but it was widely copied (Liberty, Heal and Sons), so attribution of this chair to Morris & Company is only probable.

William Morris, edited by Linda Parry (London : Philip Wilson in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996). See entry no J.11, p168-9 of the catalogue produced to accompany the William Morris centenary exhibition.
References:
William Morris, edited by Linda Parry (London : Philip Wilson in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996)

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