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92/1876 Garden chair, cast iron / wood, designed by Dr. Christopher Dresser, made by Coalbrookdale Company, Severn Gorge, Shropshire, England, 1870. Click to enlarge.

Garden chair designed by Dr Christopher Dresser

Made 1870-c1880

This outstanding mid-Victorian cast-iron garden chair was designed by Sir Christopher Dresser and made in England in 1870 by the famous Coalbrookdale Company established in 1709 in the Severn Gorge, (later called Ironbridge Gorge), Shropshire. Dresser had an enthusiasm for designing for industry and between 1867 and 1872 worked for the Coalbrookdale Company designing hall stands, hall chairs and garden furniture. The garden chair was designed for export in a convenient ‘flat pack’ in that it com...

Summary

Object No.

92/1876

Object Statement

Garden chair, cast iron / wood, designed by Dr. Christopher Dresser, made by Coalbrookdale Company, Severn Gorge, Shropshire, England, 1870

Physical Description

Garden chair, cast iron/wood, cipher date 22 April 1870, No. 240809, designed by Dr Christopher Dresser, made by Coalbrookdale Company, Severn Gorge, Shropshire, England, 1870

Garden chair of cast iron with a slatted [pine] seat, the replacement top rail above a cast-iron backrest of stylised design in balustrade form, with curving armrests supported by stylised brackets; the seat slats supported on a cast iron frame with gadrooned front rail; 4 cast iron legs, the sides with bracket decoration & side stretchers connected by a 'V' shaped cast iron bracing rod.

Marks

Marks: Registry lozenge to centre back & inner front legs for date 22 April 1870; No.240809 to lower back & 'Coalbrookdale' to seat front rail

Dimensions

Height

890 mm

Width

710 mm

Depth

660 mm

Production

Notes

Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)

Coalbrookdale

Date cipher for 22 April 1870

Made

1870-c1880

Designed

Dresser, Christopher null

History

Notes

PREVIOUS OWNER/S: John & Joslyn Glidden, Sydney

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1992

Acquisition Date

2 November 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

Garden chair designed by Dr Christopher Dresser 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 February 2019, <https://ma.as/123396>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/123396 |title=Garden chair designed by Dr Christopher Dresser |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 February 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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