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A8244 Armchair, 'Sussex', turned wood, stained beech and rush seating, design attributed to Philip Webb (1831-1915), made by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., and later by Morris & Co., London, England, 1865-1940. Click to enlarge.

'Sussex' armchair by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co and Phillip Webb

Made
The design of the 'Sussex' armchair is attributed to Philip Speakman Webb (born 1831 - died 1915) and went into production at Morris and Co. from 1865. The Sussex chair was extraordinarily popular and a range of Sussex furniture designs evolved over the following years. It remained in production until 1940. This particular chair, by virtue of some distinguishing characteristics, dates from the earliest period of production.

The Sussex chair is an exceptional example of an idealised form …

Summary

Object No.

A8244

Object Statement

Armchair, 'Sussex', turned wood, stained beech and rush seating, design attributed to Philip Webb (1831-1915), made by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., and later by Morris & Co., London, England, 1865-1940

Physical Description

Armchair, 'Sussex', turned wood, stained beech and rush seating, design attributed to Philip Webb (1831-1915), made by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., and later by Morris & Co., London, England, 1865-1940

Dimensions

Height

840 mm

Width

520 mm

Depth

470 mm

Production

Notes

The 'Sussex' armchair was manufactured from the late 1865 to 1940.The UK furniture specialist - Paul A. Shutler has documented many examples of this chair. Distinguishing features for the early examples (such as this chair) include the length of the spindle used in the back rest (shorter than later productions by at least 2cm) and the plump volume of the top of the back upright or finial. These factors help us to date the manufacture of this example to the period between 1865 to 1895.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1982

Acquisition Date

3 June 1982

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Sussex' armchair by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co and Phillip Webb 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2021, <https://ma.as/196585>

Wikipedia

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