Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo

Designed 1881

Collection: William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

According to the gallery label, “the sinuous fretwork in the back of this chair caused a sensation when it was exhibited in 1885. It is now seen as an early precursor of Art Nouveau Only five of these chairs are known to exist.”

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Photograph 2012 and text by George P. Landow

  • Monochrome photograph the 1899 Studio
  • Courtesy William Morris Gallery