A wonderful opportunity to own a stunning example of the English Arts and Crafts movement in the form of this beautifully designed Hampton Court armchair c.1910 -1912. A Hampton Court armchair in oak with a rush seat is held at the V and A!
The Tabard Inn was part of the innovatory Bedford Park Garden Suburb in Chiswick, developed in the 1870s. Designed by the forward thinking and acclaimed Arts and Crafts architect, Richard Norman Shaw, the Inn was furnished with a set of settles and chairs, including this example.The shape of the chair with its back splat and shaped arms, shows the influence of eighteenth-century furniture designs on Arts and Crafts makers. It is thought that this Hampton Court armchair was made and retailed by Morris and Co, founded by William Morris as they illustrated a very similar armchair and side chair in their early 20th Century catalogue. William Birch, a firm of chair makers in High Wycombe, also produced a similar upholstered chair for dining rooms.
*We also have 4 Hampton Court side chairs available*
This Mahogany armchair with turned front legs, square section front and turned side and back stretchers, have an indented back rail and solid splats.
Morris and Co in London and a similar design made by William Birch in High Wycombe
1910 - 1912
In excellent condition with no cracks or restoration. There are some minor bumps and marks commensurate with its age. The dark green rexine upholstered seat with brass studs will need to be replaced as the horse hair stuffing has compressed over the years and the seat has sagged. Please see photographs.
Dimensions ( L x W x H )
Overall height - 100cm or 39 inches
Height to top of seat - 43cm or 16.92 inches
Height to top of arms - 69cm or 27.16 inches
Width of seat - front - 54cm or 21.25 inches
Width - rear - 44cm or 17.32 inches
Depth - 46 cm or 18.11 inches
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Cost of Delivery GBP
UK - 60
Europe - 250
USA - 550
Rest of the World - 650