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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.67.3
Id Number Current Repository 1252
Inscription Verso - "WR Lethaby, 9 Hart St, Bloomsbury", "Brass rail", "Plain white or Dutch tiles", "Brass shelf iron brackets in casting", "A as grate 3.0 x 3.3", "B complete 4.10 high", "C the whole may be in iron without the brass but the brass and iron would make a nice complete thing without any painting at all. The whole a metal stove front" and "7" circled. All in pencil.
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 with notes, dimensions in Lethaby's hand. Shows front elevation of blue surround with yellow border and white tiles above the mantel. Grate, candlesticks, decorative tiles. Measurements labelled A and B, left of fireplace design. Specifications and suggestions for execution of design, which was done by Coalbrookedale Iron Company (reliefs modelled by Emmaline Halse
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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