Ercol Windsor Two Seater Settee / Sofa with William Morris Compton Fabric
An Ercol Windsor Double Bow Back two seater settee sofa. The sofa has a distinctive double bow seat back. The six cushions have their original covers and still hold their shape and firmness like new cushions. Seat cushion on original rubber pirelli webbing. The timber frame has a rich golden dawn colouring.
The William Morris "Compton" design was first produced in 1896 for the house of Laurence Hodson, near Wolverhampton, UK. Once believed to be Morris's last design, it is now recognised as the work of John Dearle, who managed Morris & Company's block-printing operations at Merton Abbey and succeeded Morris as director. The pattern is, nevertheless, a definitive example of the company style. Tulips and poppies are woven into a rich, flowing pattern inspired by, but not slavishly adherent to, natural models. The scale of the flowers indicates that the design was intended for a large, ceremonial room, and the colouring is delicate.
Approx. Measurements: Width: 142 cm (56"), Depth: 71.5 cm (28"), Height: 87 cm (34"), Seat Height: 40 cm (16").
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