A refined, oak, Arts and Crafts reclining armchair manufactured by Wylie & Lochhead Cabinetmakers, Glasgow.
Much time was taken to restore this piece. It has been traditionally re-polished and features custom-made cushions of feather-over-foam for added structure. It has a newly constructed seat frame and has been re-webbed and covered in black FR cotton. The seat frame has been hand-finished with studs by Houlès, Paris.
Designed around 1900, this armchair has the most beautiful profile, with serpentine arms and finely-turned, spindle side rails.
The chair has been fully restored using time-honoured techniques and was first featured in Wylie & Lochhead’s catalogue c. 1897.
It has been reupholstered in a refined, striped linen by Robert Kime, who began designing his own fabrics in 1983. Kime’s lifelong interest in rugs and textiles, frequently admired or collected for the story they may tell, made robust appearances in Robert’s homes and projects.
Wylie & Lochhead was founded in 1829 by Robert Wylie and William Lochhead. Both gentlemen were cabinetmakers and although initially known as coffin builders, their success quickly rose when they began to produce Avantgarde furniture. This shift established Wylie & Lochhead as a household name in the early 19th century.
They commissioned pieces from the best European and British designers, and nurtured new Scottish designers such as E.A. Taylor, John Ednie and George Logan.
Such was the quality of their furniture that it was exhibited alongside pieces by ‘The Glasgow Four’; Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald, Frances Macdonald and Herbert McNair.
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