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Morris chair

Stickley's version of the Morris chair, made of chestnut, ca. 1901

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Definition: a deep, high armchair with an adjustable reclining back and cushions for the back and seat; traditionally has spindle or slat sides and bow arms; named for Arts and Crafts proponent William Morris, the original chair was actually designed by his business partner Philip Webb, based on folk chairs in Sussex, England, and first produced by Morris & Co. ca. 1869; widely copied and adapted by other furniture-makers, like Gustav Stickley, it can be considered the precursor of modern recliners

Example: Although it was more than 100 years old, the Stickley Morris chair was still surprisingly comfortable and easy to adjust, Ron found.

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