Designs From The Historical Record
This Furnishing Is Over 100 Years Old And Is A Genuine William Morris Design
As Shown: Sofa With Wrap Around End Tables And Sofa Table Color: Natural Oil - Natural White Oak- 38"D X 34"T back height X 84"L from table end to table end table height is 30" . This innovative 1898 design was way ahead of its time. The extra wide arms serve as end tables and the extra depth in back serves as a sofa table. Sofa is hand hewn then pegged and doweled from solid oak. The goose down cushions can are up holstered in leather. Finished in hand rubbed clear lacquer over natural oak. Shown here just as Green and Green & Company built it for the Blacker House Circa- 1896. This sofa bed is over 100 years old and still going and has a design that transcends time. Also known as mission style. Built to stand the test of time.
As Shown: Table Top Reading Light Color: Light Walnut Semi Gloss - Natural White Oak- 12"LX6"WX22"T. This reading lamp and combination rose vase is hand hewn to shape, then pegged and doweled. Shown here just as Green and Green & Company built it for the Blacker House Circa- 1898. This stand is over 100 years old and still going and has a design that transcends time. Also know as mission style. Built to stand the test of time.
You May Order: This Furnishing Design In Any Size And Material - Made In The Same Hand By Our American Master Craftsman, As It Was Hand Crafted In Its Era - Or Add A Design Twist To Fit Your Modern Life Style.
The Historical Record
William Morris (24 March 1834 " 3 October 1896) was an English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.
Born in Walthamstow in east London, Morris was educated at Marlborough and Oxford. In 1856, he became an apprentice to Gothic revival architect G. E. Street. That same year he founded the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, an outlet for his poetry and a forum for development of his theories of hand-craftsmanship in the decorative arts. In 1861, Morris founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which had a profound impact on the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. Morris's chief contribution was as a designer of repeating patterns for wallpapers and textiles, many based on a close observation of nature. He was also a major contributor to the resurgence of traditional textile arts and methods of production.
Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his life. His best-known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858), The Earthly Paradise (1868"1870), A Dream of John Ball and the utopian News from Nowhere.
Not As Well Known As William Morris Or Gustave Stickly - Architects Greene And Greene And The Marbella Brothers NKA Scottsdale Art Factory Was Raising The Bar Even Higher In California In 1900
Scottsdale Art Factory carries on the American Arts And Crafts Movement of the 21st century, in the same way William Morris and John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) inspired Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement) in America circa 1900. Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene (inspired architects of the ultimate cottages such as the Gamble House in Pasadena California) are credited with raising quality standard to its highest level in their day. All of these great master craftsman also inspired the Marabella Brothers in the early 20th Century (founders of SAF circa 1913).
Every creative enterprise is always built on a foundation that was laid down by its predecessors. Creative people are also dependent on the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.
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All Scottsdale Art Factory Furnishings Are Designed In America and Built In America Using Solid Natural Air Dried Timber And Hand Forged Steel And The Finest Fabrics And Leathers, By The Hands Of True American Master Craftsmen.
All products are made under the supervision of world renowned artist H. J. Nick using only the finest materials.
We never use engineered cores or faux materials such as paste boards, veneers, masonite, MDO plywood, melamine or oriented strand board panels with expensive wood sounding names such as walnut or hickory veneer etc. We also use only the finest fabrics and leathers.