Adjustable Chair (Morris Chair)
Manufacturer: Morris and Co.
Height 39 inches
Oak frame with separate cushions upholstered in the 'Squirrel' wool tapestry.
"This chair which is commonly known as the 'Morris' chair was devised from a traditional prototype found by Warington Taylor on the premises of an old carpenter named Ephraim Colman in Hurstmonceaux, Sussex, in about 1866. He enclosed a sketch and description of the chair in a note written to Philip Webb, and the model was adapted for production by the firm of Morris and Co.. It was widely copied, notably by Gustav Stickley in America, and by Liberty & Co. in England, and is usually known in these plagiarized versions as the 'Morris' chair." — Morris and Company, p. 22.