Wm Morris; bathroom furniture

The Artisan range;
Wm Morris Arts & Crafts Movement the Artisan range of bathroom washstands vanity units furniture Wm Morris Arts & Crafts Movement the Artisan range of bathroom washstands vanity units furniture
Wm Morris Arts & Crafts Movement the Artisan range of bathroom washstands vanity units furniture Wm Morris Arts & Crafts Movement the Artisan range of bathroom washstands vanity units furniture

The above pieces are from the Artisan range. Designed c.1861 by Ford Madox Brown, with Webb influences, for Morris's Red House. The washstand is available as a single or double vanity wash stand. It can be plumbed in & have various sinks. The bottom RH design is the dressing table, that formed part of the range. This could also be used as a vanity unit, with a sit-on basin - see the Artisan Bathroom page in this section. These pieces could be made in a wood finish, or painted in typical Morris colours.

The Arts & Crafts style was popular at a time when bathrooms & indoor plumbing were still evolving, hence there not being a great number of examples to draw on. Usually Arts & Crafts bathroom furniture tends to look more authentic as single pieces of furniture. If you decorate the room appropriately, as shown in this section, then single pieces of furniture look very good against them.

Washstand Vanity bases;
Wm Morris & Co. oak washstand vanity unit c1895 Arts & Crafts oak dresser base used as a washstand vanity uni

The washstand in the top LH photo is an original Morris & Co. one c.1895. It's a beautiful piece of furniture with a marble top. Although a freestanding piece of furniture this could easily be adapted to being plumbed in. The top RH photo shows another Arts & Crafts base which would make an excellent vanity unit, if you have the space. You could either buy original pieces & adapt them (many collectors would be less than enthusiastic of this approach) or have a new piece made specifically for the job.

Mirrors;
Philip Webb Oak Arts & Crafts dressing table mirror for Morris & Co. Wm Morris Gothic Revival style painted round mirror Philip Webb Arts & Crafts dressing table mirror for Morris & Co. Wm Morris & Co. style painted mirror frame
Wm Morris Arts & Crafts style painted  'Vine' border mirror Wm Morris Arts & Crafts style painted  'Vine' border mirror. Wm Morris Arts & Crafts style painted  'Vine' border mirror Wm Morris Ford Madox Brown Arts & Crafts style green painted dressing table mirror

Today mirrors are an important part in any bathroom design, not just for our own use, but they also bounce light around a room & make it appear visually bigger. We have made a range of Morris mirror frames, which can often be made to to size. They are shown in the main Morris furniture section.

Red House shelves;
Wm Morris & Co. oak washstand vanity unit c1895 Arts & Crafts oak dresser base used as a washstand vanity uni

Arts & Crafts designing is really about producing everything required to complete an interior in matching style. The small things are as important as the large. We can supply copies of these Morris Red House shelves, to whatever size & finish you require. See main Morris furniture section for more info.


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