H Blairman and Sons

'Antwerpen' chair

Retailer

Liberty & Co (1875-present)

Detail

Walnut, with painted and punched decoration

75 x 37 x 42 cm

English (probably High Wycombe), circa 1895

Marked

'486' stamped under seat

Literature

Liberty & Co Yuletide Gifts, 1893, p. 14 (for one of several Liberty & Co trade catalogues in which this model is advertised)

Notes

In Liberty's catalogue of 'Yuletide Gifts' , the present chair is 'No. 106.  "The Antwerpen"  A quaint chair, strong and light, made of walnut, seat upholstered and covered with tapestry.  Price 15/-"

In common with Liberty's 'Thebes' stool, this pattern was either used or copied by the Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870-1933); see, for example, B. Rukschio and R. Schachel, Adolf Loos.  Leben und Werk, 1987, p. 107.  For an example attributed to Loos see Dorotheum, Design, 20 June 2017, lot 27.

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