The chair has been fully restored by our skilled craftspeople and features a beautiful, custom-made, squab cushion in a GP & J Baker fabric that is no longer available. The custom-made squab cushion is padded with rubberised ‘hog hair’ and protected with FR cambric and calico.
The fabric’s pattern, ‘Kennerton Green’, is inspired by the magical gardens of West Green House and its glorious summer season of baroque operas and music. This captivating design, on embroidered linen, celebrates this harmony of music and nature, and honours the garden’s flowers, follies and even its chickens.
Founded in 1884 by brothers George Percival and James Baker, GP & J Baker has been the proud holder of Her Majesty The Queen’s Royal Warrant since 1982; in recognition of the supply of their fabrics and wallcoverings to the Royal household.
GP & J Baker was acquired by Kravet, an industry leader in home furnishings, in 2001.
William Birch was a furniture designer who specialised in chair making in the Arts & Crafts style. Renowned for his rush and cane seating, over a century later, these pieces are still highly prized for their comfort.
Birch supplied furniture to Liberty & Co of London. Both companies saw the value in mirroring the original Arts & Crafts style but at a more accessible price-point than the custom-made pieces by William Morris and his contemporaries of the ‘Cotswold School’.
We are happy to schedule a virtual viewing for this piece, answering any questions you may have, should you be unable to view it in person. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.