This is a rare Arts and Crafts armchair designed by Sir Frank Brangwyn, circa 1900.
The frame is weighty and well-constructed from mahogany, with a traditional rush seat.
Great care has been taken to re-polish (French polish) the wood in order that the original patina of age is maintained.
Sir Frank William Brangwyn, the son of a Welsh architect, was born in Bruges in 1867.
In addition to producing stunning furniture designs, Brangwyn was also one of the finest draughtsmen of the time and was an Official War Artist in the First World War. He is also well-known for his textiles, ceramics, jewellery, and glassware.
The Arts & Crafts movement, initiated by William Morris and championed by fellow designers, marked a revolt against mass-production during the late Victorian period. Brangwyn worked under William Morris around 1882-1884.
This ‘society’ of artists, designers and architects heralded a return to hand-crafted, well-constructed pieces; with the beauty and importance of natural materials at its heart.
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