Ernest Archibald Taylor - Design Masters New York Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Paul Reeves Fine Art, London

  • Literature

    Norman Garstin, "Glasgow International Exhibition (Part II.)," The International Studio, vol. 14, August 1901, p. 171 for the armchair version exhibited by Wylie & Lochhead
    J. Taylor, "A Glasgow Artist and Designer: E.A. Taylor," The International Studio, vol. 24, December 1904, p. 219
    Gerald and Celia Larner, The Glasgow Style, New York, 1979, pl. 80 for similar examples
    Juliet Kinchin, “The Wylie and Lochhead Style,” Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 1850- Present, no. 9, 1985, pl. 8, p. 2 for the armchair version exhibited by Wylie & Lochhead

  • Catalogue Essay

    The armchair version of the present design was exhibited by furniture maker Wylie & Lochhead at the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901. The stylized flowers along the top back rail are characteristic of Ernest Archibald Taylor’s furniture designs and echo his background in stained glass and watercolor paintings.

Property from a Private European Collection


Side chair

circa 1901
Pearwood, painted wood and mother-of-pearl inlays, fabric, patinated brass nailheads.
44 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. (113 x 43.8 x 44.5 cm)
Probably produced by Wylie & Lochhead, Glasgow. Underside impressed with 3...08, partially obscured with remnant of old paper label.

$25,000 - 35,000 

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New York Auction 15 December 2015 5pm