Elegant and refined, an ebonised aesthetic movement chair attributed to Thomas Jeckyll.
Original upholstery on the seat and inside back. The outside back fabric has been carefully repaired and stabilised. New braid and studs, from Houlès in Paris, have been used to mirror the original.
Thomas Jeckyll was an English architect who was also greatly skilled in furniture and metalwork design, and was heavily influenced by Japanese design.
Spanning from 1860 to 1900, the Aesthetic Movement rejoiced in the concept of ‘Art for Art’s Sake’. Proponents of Aestheticism rejected the ugliness of the Industrial Age and instead crafted pieces that concentrated on the beauty of an object above all else.
It was the writer and critic Walter Hamilton who first named the movement, on his publishing of ‘The Aesthetic Movement in England’ in 1882.
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