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Sussex chair
  • William Morris
    born: Walthamstow, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
    Morris, Marshal, Faulkner & Co.
  • Sussex chair, circa 1870
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • ebonized beech wood, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 85.1 x 49.3 x 41.9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 33 1/2 x 19 3/8 x 16 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Friends of the Art Museum
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, C5
  • 1976.0027
Label Text

Chair (Sussex chair of William Morris design) with arm rests. Ebonized beech wood with rush seat. Four spindles in chair back. Two poles between legs and below arm and back rest. Arm rests pierce the seat and are connected by a bar below the seat.