20th Feb, 2019 10:00

Spring Fine Art Auction

Lot 167

A Glasgow School Arts and Crafts mahogany bedroom suite

A Glasgow School Arts and Crafts mahogany bedroom suite, by Ernest Archibald Taylor (1874-1951) comprising:

A mahogany triple mirror door wardrobe with breakfront top centre section, 200cm wide, 58cm deep, 207cm high, a breaktop triple mirror dressing table 137cm wide, 56cm deep 84cm high, a tile top washstand with two cupboard doors below, 126cm wide, bedside cabinet, 40cm wide, towel rail 81cm wide and two rail back bedroom chairs (7)


Ernest Archibald Taylor was born in Greenock and studied at the Glasgow School of Art and was employed by Glasgow cabinet makers Wylie and Lochhead winning acclaim at the 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition. He married Jessie Marion King (one of the ‘Glasgow Girls’) and together they moved to Paris establishing an art school known as the Shieling atelier. Taylor and King were also heavily involved in the Kirkudbright art community, the so-called ‘Scottish St. Ives’.

For a similar wardrobe see Lot 65, 15th June 2011 Lyon and Turnbull, Glasgow

Sold for £1,450


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