Stock Ref D2466
An Arts & Craft oak secretaire, by H Morris & Co of Glasgow, with a most unsual bakelite top with a brass mount, supported on faceted tapered solid oak feet, the three drawers with brass faceted knobs below an abbattant revealing an oak lined secretaire with a bakelite top. Stamped 'guaranteed Morris made in Glasgow'.
Scotland, Circa 1920.
Morris Furniture was founded in the 19th century to supply wooden furniture for trade and commercial ships travelling the globe but their quality craftmanship soon made them the supplier of choice for some of Scotlands most iconic luxury hotels including Gleneagles and Turnberry and also for some the of the luxury ocean liners of the day being built on the Clyde including the 1st class cabins on the Queen Mary. The reputation the company had built for design and craftsmanship saw it become a favoured supplier of the royal family and in 1947, Morris Furniture was asked to design and fit a special bedroom suite as a wedding gift for HM the Queen and Prince Phillip on behalf of the people of Scotland. The ornate furniture was created from Scot’s oak taken from within the royal family’s Balmoral estate and upon completion the suite was exhibited at the company’s showroom to give the Scottish people the opportunity to see their gift to the royal couple before it was sent to their first marital home at Clarence house. Today the furniture resides in Sandringham.
108 cm high by 77 cm wide by 41 cm depth