Hi All,Very pleased with this Arts and Crafts sofa I bought today. Beautiful carving on the back. Looking forward to re-upholstering it and polishing the wood - but stumped as to the best pattern/colour at present. Bw, Peter See More
"Thank you for your interest, Tom. You are correct to infer that there is a great deal of interest in William Morris and the Arts & Crafts in Japan, and has been since the movement first started. Likewise, the influence that the Japanese…"
Dear All,Just purchased a wonderful pair of English Arts & Crafts hand-painted stained glass windows circa 1870-1890. The designs bear strong influence of William Morris (see his round window at Red House for example). The motifs are also similar to designs by Daniel Cottier. The bamboo top and bottom shows influence of Japonisme. Each measures around 60 cms square. They will be used as internal glass separating a new personal library I am designing and a solar room. I am trying to identify…See More
"I agree. While the top and bottom are stylistically inconsistent as pointed out by Tom, the construction, tone of the wood, measurements (to the naked eye), indicate it is not a marriage as such. Complete design integrity from an aesthetic point of…"
"Thanks Tom. An update. The porcelain egg is indeed an Imperial one - very honest, good condition - milky white and beautiful with no chips or cracks. The larger egg is papier mache and certainly 19th century, can't see a mark, but probably…"
"Thanks. Good point about tracking down Sotheby's lot numbers. I wonder whether there has been a publication or research on this? I know someone did something on British Library accession labels on books a while ago, which was an interesting…"
Peter, when make some comments in the bar above where you type the retangle black box with a circle in it that is for adding photos directly into the writing so you do not have to make links at the below the typing
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Peter, welcome to the antique furniture group, I see you have started a discussion and posted a pic, so you are doing good!. welcome to a new bigger family.
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