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Title [Fireplace designs]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date c.1889
Extended Description 5 designs for fireplaces, three coloured.
Id Number Current Accession F.67.5
Id Number Current Repository 1252
Inscription Recto - "Note - This can be complete at height of lower shelf or the overmantle may be added as an extra: This will be wholly dial (?) painted except pillars which may be of brass: as a grate alone (?) see below it would make a good **** grate." Also - "Shelf" (x2) "A" and "B" (x2), "A- Good grate 3.0 x 3.0 covered with radiating fluting" and "B - do do (ie ditto) 3.8 x 3.4"
Location Creation Site London
Subject Architecture;Drawings / Sketches;Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 330 x 162 ; 276 x 186 ; 355 x 193 ; 328 x 169 ; 328 x 169 mm
Material Various
Notes Some of the executed fireplaces made from these designs (some by Farmer & Brindley, Coalbrookedale Iron Company) were exhibited at the first two Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society shows. Some of these designs may have been for Stanmore Hall; Lethaby designing five fireplaces for a contract given to him by William Morris.
Object Notes Fireplace design; shelf above mantel , decorative roundals around the grate, 2 jars/urns and an elephant ornament on top of the shelf. Classical influence. Measurements and notes in Lethaby's hand. Fireplace below mantel coloured blue(the "radiating fluting"); above, plain except for four yellow columns/pillars.
Object References (useful information on Lethaby's fireplace designs)
Relation Exhibition W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, London, Central School of Arts and Crafts
Relation References Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
Exhibition: W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, Backemeyer;Sylvia;Gronbe
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Work Type Fine Art



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