Rare Barry Parker Letchworth Arts & Crafts oak armchair
A very rare example of an oak armchair designed by the architect-designer, Barry Parker
(of Parker & Unwin/Letchworth Garden City fame); c1908.
Only two other known examples in the public domain; one at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York and the other at Crabtree Farms (extensive collection of top British Arts & Crafts including Voysey), also in America.
Illustrated in Dean Hawkes (ed.), Modern Country Homes in England: The Arts and Crafts Architecture of Barry Parker, Cambridge, 1986.
Clear influences of CFA Voysey.
Barry Parker (1867-1947) was an Arts and Crafts architect and town planner.
Together with Raymond Unwin they created the master housing plan for Letchworth Garden City.
Parker's designs ranged from jewellery, textiles, Arts & Crafts furniture, houses and gardens, estates, community halls and churches to the complete Garden City.
Approx 49" overall height; 19.25" seat height. 25" overall width, 24" overall depth.
PS We also have in stock Barry Parker's own walking stick!