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Auction: Auction 24.05.2011
was auctioned on: 24 May 2011
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A Coalbrookdale Waterplant pattern cast iron seat

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000
ca. US$4,085 - US$6,537
Price realised:  £4,800
ca. US$7,845
Lot number 40, Views: 4

A Coalbrookdale Waterplant pattern cast iron seat
circa 1870 stamped Coalbrookdale number 206162 and with diamond registration stamp, restorations 188cm.; 72ins long This design by Christopher Dresser no. 206162 was registered and patented by the Coalbrookdale Foundry at the Public Records Office on 18th February 1867 and is seat no. 45 in their 1875 Castings Catalogue, section II page 251 (see watercolour design) Importantly, Christopher Dresser became the first ~product designer~ in the modern sense. He founded a studio in 1860 which soon employed a dozen people, creating designs for ceramics, glass, metal, fabrics, carpets, linoleum, wallpaper and furniture. At the 1867 Universal Exhibition he exhibited a few of his own works, including a ~Water Plant~ cast iron garden seat, which was also available as an armchair (plates 166-167). It was also exhibited at subsequent exhibitions, London 1871, Vienna 1873, Paris 1878, proof of his preeminence within the ~Arts and Carfts~ world of the second half of the 19th Century. George Himmelheber, Cast Iron Furniture Nature made of iron page 35

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Summers Place Auctions
Title: Auction 24.05.2011
Date of the auction: 24 May 2011 - 27 May 2011
Address: Summers Place Auctions
Stane Street
The Walled Garden
RH14 9AB Billingshurst, West Sussex
United Kingdom
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