Story: Crafts and applied arts

James Chapman-Taylor chair, 1930s

James Chapman-Taylor chair, 1930s

Architect, builder and furniture designer and maker James Chapman-Taylor was a leading light in the arts and crafts movement in New Zealand. His houses and furnishings reflected an English cottage-style aesthetic with an emphasis on the handmade and simplicity in decoration. This adzed 'Morris-style' chair made in the 1930s is typical of Chapman-Taylor's work.

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Reference: A98.721
Object by James Chapman-Taylor

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How to cite this page:

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft from the 1900s to 1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2021)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014