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Archibald Knox's Fold-Up/ Folding Artist's Chair/ Stool

Date made: pre 1901

Description: Artist's chair - small wooden folding chair/ stool. Wooden slatted seat, but no slats on the back, fastened with metal screws, bolts and plates. Metal maker's plate on seat. Some paint marks on chair. Stained and varnished. ' A. Knox' (Archibald Knox) stamped on back.

Archibald Knox has been described as one of the most under-appreciated of British artists. His Times obituary described him as: 'An artist of poetical sensibilities, who had a very healthy influence upon the decorative art of his time' He is noted for his work in many media: in metalwork, ceramics, fabric patterns and wallpaper designs, for landscape watercolours and for a very distinctive style of lettering.' Knox's lettering, exemplified in his version of `St Patrick's Hymn', was based on the interlace patterns found on the Scandinavian memorial stones in the Isle of Man.
Extract from a biography written by Leslie Quilliam. ‘New Manx Worthies’ (2006).
(With thanks to Culture Vannin as publishers of the book: Kelly, Dollin (general editor), ‘New Manx Worthies’, Manx Heritage Foundation/Culture Vannin, 2006, pp.277-9.)

Measurements: overall: 52.8 x 27 x 36 cm

Materials: metal: iron, copper alloy, wood: other

Object name: Chair

Collection: Furniture Collection

ID Number: 1995-0142

Subject tags : #MM100


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