Explore the history of British design at Lyon & Turnbull

Five to buy at the Scottish auction houses's next design sale

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This William de Morgan Arts & Crafts charger, c.1880, in lustre glazed earthenware is estimated at £1500-2000.

The next runs from April 17-28 and takes in the major movements including, Aesthetic and Art & Crafts from the second half of the 19th century, Art Nouveau at the turn of the century and, from the early 20th century, Art Deco and early Modernist works.

Here we look at a few of the highlights going under the hammer.

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AW Pugin, one of the best-known names in Gothic revival furniture, design these chairs as part of a library set c.1870 for Gillow & Co of Lancaster. They relate to the chairs designed for his family home in Ramsgate I about 1864 and have an estimate of £7000-9000.

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Of the various Scottish pieces on offer is this oak bureau chest, c.1900 by EA Taylor for Wylie & Lochhead, Glasgow, estimated at £4000-6000. Taylor was initially apprenticed in the Glasgow shipbuilding industry but then trained as an artist at the Glasgow School of Art.

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Phoebe Anna Traquair was an Edinburgh-based artist and member of the Arts & Crafts Movement. This devotional triptych, estimated at £6000-8000 is almost identical to one in the collection of the V&A and is thought to be one of four made in all. The enamelled scenes represent Love, Comforter of the Night flanked my Evening and morning.

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Philip Webb designed this oak Arts & Crafts table for Morris & Co c.1870. It is based on a design also made for William Morris – a friend of his – in 1859. It was an enduring model for the firm, still appearing as a design in their catalogue as late as 1914. It is estimated at £6000-8000.

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