Toilet mirror

  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941)

    The manufacture attributed to Arthur and Hubert Simpson (fl. 1857-1952)

  • Detail

    Oak, with mirror glass

    72 x 46.5 x 30.5 cm)

    English (probably Kendal), circa 1919

  • Provenance

    C.F.A. Voysey and by descent to his son Charles Cowles-Voysey; Dr Joan Slack; John Scott (1935-2020); the Executors of John Scott

  • Literature

    Karen Livingstone, with Max Donnelly and Linda Parry, C.F.A. Voysey Arts & Crafts Designer, London: V&A, 2016, p.225, pl. 282

  • Notes

    A blueprint of an identical design (RIBA, VOY.391.3) is inscribed ‘For A.H. Van Gruisen Esquire’.  This suggests that the design may first have been produced for Voysey’s clients Albert and Frances Van Gruisen; their home in Oxton, Cheshire was designed and furnished 1902-05.  Another example was made for a Miss Marjorie Herren of West Kirby.  See Fine Art Society, The John Scott Collection: Architect-Designers from Pugin to Mackintosh, 2015, no. 126.