artsncraftsfurniture is located in Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom
Richard Norman Shaw Set of Eight Chairs
REF: R.N.Shaw 8 . / LA363707
These are the oak chairs on the far right .(last photo) . In my opinion the best designed chairs by Richard Norman Shaw .(commercially) .Or from his offices . Designed for the Tabard Inn at Bedford Park . Also in my opinion closest to the whole ideology of arts and crafts .One can see the beginnings on the right and then going left towards commercialism but maintaining quality . Each one of these chairs are of high quality . Not just quality but design . Think about the "thought process" of the design . Then think about the cost of manufacturing / making these chairs .Its like individually carved tops ,slats, turned legs (some with feet). More photos to add on a drier day .(rain ). One book has these chairs as 1876 .(as does V&A ). One dealer has refuted these claims that they were designed by R.N.Shaw albeit the general consensus by dealers/auctioneers/books etc are that they were designed by R.N.Shaw at his office(s) Sold by Morris & co .(as can be seen in old Trade adverts ) .
artsncraftsfurniture has clarified that the Richard Norman Shaw Set of Eight Chairs (LA363707) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1880
Pretty good . All chairs have had a life .
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This Richard Norman Shaw Set of Eight Chairs is located in Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom