Designed by Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)
Ebonised mahogany, the upholstery of later date
88 x 42 x 51 cm
[…]; with Haslam & Whiteway, 1980; John Scott 1981-2015; with Fine Art Society, 2014; with Oscar Graf, 2014-17
‘Christopher Dresser Ein Viktorianischer Designer 1834-1904’, Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Köln, 1981, K. 64
‘Christopher Dresser. Un designer alla corte della regina Vittoria’, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, 2001-02, cat. no. 187
‘Truth Beauty Power. The Designs of Dr Christopher Dresser. The John Scott Collection’, Fine Art Society, 2014, no. 113
This chair comes from a set of at least eight chairs that were on the London art market during the 1980s. Their full provenance has yet to be established, although it has been suggested that the set may have been made for Hiram Owston of Bushloe House, Leicestershire.
A further chair from the set is in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; two were formerly in the collection of the late Paul Walter, and another was formerly in the collection of Gary Kemp.