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designed by Silver, Arthur,
Silver Studio, about 1885

A design for a drawing room by Arthur Silver of the Silver Studio from around 1885. This is a typical Aesthetic movement interior. Note the use of oriental objects and Japanese decorative motifs.

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Pencil on paper.

height: 280mm
width: 380mm
height (frame): 415mm
width (frame): 565mm
depth (frame): 40mm

Further Reading

The Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture blog

Hendon, Zoe. Japantastic: Japanese-Inspired Patterns for the British Home, 1880-1930., 2010.

The Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture blog

Art for Art's Sake: the Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

Calloway, Stephen & Federle Orr, Lynne. The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 2011.