The following property was removed from Blackmoor House, Hampshire, built for Roundell Palmer, first Earl of Selbome, in 1872-73, and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905). The house and its contents are fully discussed and illustrated in Dr Mark Girouard’s articles which appeared in Country Life on 29th August and 5th September, 1974. Water-house’s certification of the accounts of Cape), the Art Furniture Manufacturer, indicates his involvement with the furnishing of the house and it is likely that some larger pieces were made to Waterhouse’s designs by Williamsons of Guildford The collection of drawings for designs relating to Eaton Hall in the Drawings Collection at R.I.B.A. strongly support the attribution of the Blackmoor furniture to Alfred Waterhouse — Sotheby’s Belgravia (1975)


In addition to the works listed above, the Sotheby’s auction catalogue includes the following items designed by Waterhouse that are not illustrated: a pair of English pine hall benches, a set of three oak benches, another pair of benches, a set of dining room chairs with leather upholstery, a pair of unstained mahogany side chairs, a large pair of English oak arm chairs with padded backs, and an ebonised stool. — George P. Landow


Important Arts and Crafts Furniture . . . 1839-1930. Sotheby’s Belgravia, 28 May 1975.

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