George Washington Jack was born in New York and moved to Glasgow as a boy, where he trained as an architect. He later moved to London, where by 1880 he was employed as Philip Webb's assistant and began designing for Morris & Co. After Webb's retirement in 1900 Jack took over his practice, continuing to supply designs for furniture, stained glass, mosaics, embroidery and cast-iron. However he was especially talented at wood carving which he taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, and in 1903 wrote a book on the subject. — The Fine Art Society Story. Part I

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References

Cooper, Jeremy. Victorian & Edwardian Furniture and Interiors. London: 1987. Figures. 473 & 476.

The Fine Art Society Story. Part I. London: The Fine Art Society, 2001.

Morris & Co. Catalogue, Specimens of Furniture, Upholstery and Interior decoration, circa 1900.

Gere, Charlotte, & Michael Whiteway, Nineteenth Century Design. London: 1989. Plat 269, p. 215.

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