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A good quality set of 8 (6+2) mahogany Hepplewhite Dining Chairs by William Tillman. Provenance: Windleshaw House. Windleshaw House is a bespoke Arts and Crafts family home designed and built between 1906 and 1908 by one of the period's renowned innovators, William Arthur Smith Benson, as his own home. Benson studied Classics and Philosophy at Oxford and combined his love of art and engineering by serving an architectural apprenticeship. Sir Edward Burne-Jones, the Pre-Raphaelite painter, encouraged his creative flair and through him he met William Morris. Benson began making and selling his metal work including lamps and teapots, mostly in copper and brass, to great acclaim and his work is exhibited at the V&A museum. Incidentally the house was built by WAS Benson for himself and his wife Venetia. Benson was a friend of Burne-Jones and Wiliam Morris and moved in those circles, in fact Charles Rennie Mackintosh visited Windleshaw and did his famous painting of spurge while there. Benson had his own factory but also went on to run the William Morris business. The V&A has lots of Benson items.


Height: 95cm (37.4in)

Width: 58cm (22.8in)

Depth: 52cm (20.5in)

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