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Chair

Chair

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jallot, Léon Albert, born 1874 (designer)
    Feure, Georges de, born 1868 - died 1928 (designer)
    Bing, Siegfried, born 1838 - died 1905 (maker)
    Bing, Siegfried, born 1838 - died 1905 (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved pearwood, upholstered in silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir George Donaldson

  • Museum number:

    1980-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This chair was made by the workshops of Siegfried (Samuel) Bing in Paris. His gallery, called ‘L’Art Nouveau’, was founded in 1895 and gave its name to the movement that transformed design throughout Europe in the following ten years. Art Nouveau was as much inspired by nature as earlier styles had been, but sought to use natural motifs to create wholly new designs, rather than reproducing nature exactly. Hallmarks of the style were sinuous, flowing lines and elongated, formalised plant motifs. The designer of this chair, Léon Albert Jallot, created an exceptionally elegant sweep to the back legs, and its Y-shaped upper part braces the back and the seat rail strongly, so that no stretcher is needed between the legs. The back and seat, designed in a single panel, originally featured the flowing lines of a silk damask designed by Georges de Feuré, but unfortunately this has since been replaced with plainer upholstery.

Physical description

A chair of carved pearwood, upholstered in pale yellow silk damask

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Jallot, Léon Albert, born 1874 (designer)
Feure, Georges de, born 1868 - died 1928 (designer)
Bing, Siegfried, born 1838 - died 1905 (maker)
Bing, Siegfried, born 1838 - died 1905 (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Carved pearwood, upholstered in silk

Dimensions

Height: 86 cm, Width: 47 cm, Depth: 52.6 cm

Descriptive line

French, 1899-1900, d. Jallot, m. Bing, Donaldson

Labels and date

CHAIR

1980-1900

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

This chair was shown in Bing's Pavillion de l'Art Nouveau at the Paris 1900 Exhibition. The silk covering was designed by Georges De Feure (1868-1928).

Given by Sir George Donaldson [1987-2006]

Materials

Pearwood; Silk

Techniques

Carving; Upholstery

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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