Sussex armchair by Philip Speakman Webb (attrib.), England

Sussex armchair by Philip Speakman Webb (attrib.), England

Sussex armchair
Attribulted to Philip Speakman Webb (1831 - 1915)
Made by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co
London, England
1870 - 1890
Ebonised beech, rush seat
Museum no. CIRC. 288-1960

Sussex armchair in ebonized beech with a rush seat.

The 'Sussex' chair (possibly designed by Philip Webb) was part of a range of modest furnishings available from the Morris shop. It was available in various styles in black or red. Like other furniture made by the firm in their early years, the shape is based on early country designs. It sold in large numbers and became the firm's most familiar product.