19th C Morris & Co Sofa Designed by George Jack

19th C Morris & Co Sofa Designed by George Jack

Code: 11113


 A rare 19th century sofa designed by George Jack for Morris & Co.  This high quality shapely sofa retaining the original horse hair with a sprung seat and down feather cushions.  The whole raised on solid Mahogany shaped legs with original gilt lacquered brass castors.  Superior frame in tight strong condition.  Currently covered in calico with a Morris & Co loose cover.  English, Circa 1890.

George Washington Henry Jack (8 August 1855 – 15 December 1931) was a British Arts and Crafts designer and architect. Born in America, he grew up and trained in Scotland, before moving south to join the office of Philip Webb. A contemporary of William Morris, Jack designed furniture for Morris & Co., and was a member of the Art Workers Guild and the Arts and Crafts Society. After the turn of the 20th century, he set up his own practice, which continued until his death.

Examples of Jack’s design work for Morris & Co. included the ‘Saville Easy chair’ (probably) c.1890, originally retailed for £7 5s; a bergère, c.1893-5; and a cabinet, c.1890-91, all now in the V&A.  Much of Jack’s finest furniture were exhibited at early Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society shows. For Morris & Co. he also produced architectural designs for Lord Leconfield at 9 Chesterfield Gardens; working drawings for window and door architraves in 1888; and in 1890 fittings for the ballroom, anteroom, and smoking room, as well as a design and working drawings for a carved wainscot cabinet. 

Dimensions:  Height: 86.25 cm - 34 Inches, Width: 189 cm - 74 1/2 Inches, Depth: 78.75 cm - 31 Inches

Price inclusive of courier delivery within England & Wales