Walter Crane Fireplace
Lot 8W
Walter Crane, attributed, for W.B. Simpson & Son An Impressive Fire Surround, circa 1875
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
Lot Details
Walter Crane, attributed, for W.B. Simpson & Son
An Impressive Fire Surround, circa 1875
the mahogany frame inset with eleven tile panels and five painted panels, depicting animals and allegorical figures
200.5cm wide, 31.8cm deep, 254cm high, tiles marked 'Maw & Co.'

Footnotes

  • In the late 1860s, W. B. Simpson & Sons (1833-present), became the sole agent for retailing Maw & Co. tiles in the London Postal District. A strengthening relationship between the two firms saw decorative faience tiles and coloured enamel tiles being supplied where they could be retailed for a significant sum. Maw & Co. had a number of leading designers producing designs for them, including Walter Crane who produced tile designs for them from 1874.
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