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Design - Design for a wardrobe
  • Design for a wardrobe
    Seddon, John Pollard, born 1827 - died 1906
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Design for a wardrobe

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Seddon, John Pollard, born 1827 - died 1906 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    D.1787-1896

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf J, box 15

John Pollard Seddon (1827-1906) was an architect as well as a designer. He produced a great deal of Gothic furniture. He was close in spirit to the architect A. W. N. Pugin (1812-1852), who advocated a return to the Gothic style. He was particularly close to Pugin in the serious way he adhered to the tenet ‘truth to materials’. He advocated simple lines and traditional methods of construction. He used pegged joints and did not conceal the structure. These principles influenced the next generation of architects and designers who formed what is now called the Arts and Crafts movement. Seddon’s style was particularly appropriate for churches and vicarages. His plain, practical and solid furniture was also used in the homes of lay people.

Physical description

Pencil and watercolour drawing on paper

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Seddon, John Pollard, born 1827 - died 1906 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 33.6 cm, Width: 33.2 cm

Descriptive line

Design for a wardrobe

Subjects depicted

Wardrobe

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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