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$ 9,500

Christopher Dresser (Attributed)

Egyptian Revival Armchair

Documentation Notes Related to the Bushloe House sofa, circa 1880.
Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials Oak, inlaid bone, abalone
W. 22 in; H. 35 in; D. 25 in;
W. 55.88 cm; H. 88.9 cm; D. 63.5 cm;
Condition Fair. Reupholstered; old repairs
Creation Date circa 1880
Description An Egyptian Revival armchair attributed to English designer Christopher Dresser, related to carved mahogany sofa designed by Dresser for the Bushloe House in Leicestershire in 1880.

The seat back takes the form of a stylized female figure, likely representing the Egyptian goddess Isis; her headdress and necklace feature fine inlaid geometric patterning in bone, abalone and wood. Her outstretched winged arms, with carved stylized feathers, form the arms of the chair.

This chair was purportedly used in the interior set dressing in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).
Styles / Movements Aesthetic Movement, Neoclassical, Traditional
Book References Philippe Garner, Frank Russell, John Read. "A Century of Chair Design." Rizzoli, New York, 1980. p. 21.
Incollect Reference Number 326698
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