Morris Chair Photos

The Morris chair, first invented by William Morris, a founder of the Arts and Crafts movement, is a squarish wood framed easy chair where the back reclines and is held in the selected reclining position by pegs. This easy chair was widely copied by many manufacturers and is a signature piece of Arts and Crafts style.

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Morris chair original to Frost family at Robert Frost Farm. Derry, NH.Morris chair showing reclining mechanism at Robert Frost Farm. Derry, NH.Arts & Crafts-style Morris chair in lobby of Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY.Roycroft lobby chair which reclines by moveable pegs at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY.
Morris chair original to Frost family at Robert Frost Farm. Derry, NH.Morris chair showing reclining mechanism at Robert Frost Farm. Derry, NH.Arts & Crafts-style Morris chair in lobby of Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY.Roycroft lobby chair which reclines by moveable pegs at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY.
Roycroft version of reclining Morris chair at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY.Roycroft version of reclining Morris chair at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY.Roycroft version of reclining Morris chair at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY.Morris chair in Gun Room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
Roycroft version of reclining Morris chair at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY.Roycroft version of reclining Morris chair at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY.Roycroft version of reclining Morris chair at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY.Morris chair in Gun Room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
Morris-type chair at Historic Richmond Town Museum. Staten Island, NY.Reclining Morris chair in Staiti House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Reclining Morris chair with lion handles in sitting room of farm house at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT.Morris chair #471 by L.&J.G. Stickley & stool in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.
Morris-type chair (1900-10) at Historic Richmond Town Museum. Staten Island, NY.Reclining Morris chair in Staiti House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Reclining Morris chair with lion handles in sitting room of farm house at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT.Morris chair #471 (1900-20) by L.&J.G. Stickley & stool in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.

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