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Details & Cataloguing

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George Faulkner Armitage
PAIR OF FINE ART SOCIETY GALLERY ARMCHAIRS

Exhibited

Possibly, Huddersfield, Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition, 1883.

Literature

One illustrated, The Editor, 'Pen & Ink Notes', The Cabinet Maker & Art Furnisher, 1 September 1883, vol. IV, p.41;
Possibly that illustrated in a drawing by T. Raffles Davison published as 'Rambling Drawing, no.181 - A Corner of the bay in the Studio', The British Architect, 6 February 1891, p.103.

Catalogue Note

There would appear to be three types of variant to this corner chair. Those offered here which feature a ring-turned ‘Aesthetic’ leg, a chair linked to The Fine Art Society with a Dutch 17th century style ‘cup and cover’ leg, illustrated in the 1891 Davison drawing of the gallery (offered in this sale as lot 267) and a further type with fluted columnar legs (see those exhibited with Liberty, London, Arts & Crafts Design, 1850-1950, 2004, no.28). It is possible that all three variants were acquired from Armitage by The Fine Art Society in 1887.

The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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London