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Christopher Dresser

Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) was a multi-talented designer of products for a wide variety of British companies.

He produced distinctive furniture designs incorporating a prescient Modernism with mass-production methods, but his creations were also linked to the Anglo-Japanesque aesthetic movement of the 1870s-80s which adds to his pioneering status.


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Rare Dresser armchair made for Art Furnishers’ Alliance makes 70-times estimate at auction

28 January 2019

This Aesthetic movement X-frame armchair took £11,000 against an estimate of just £100-150 at Lawrences of Crewkerne.

Christopher Dresser Society launches

10 June 2013

The Christopher Dresser Society will be launched at Teesside University on June 20.

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De Morgan and Dresser star in double show

26 January 2008

Offered in one catalogue, British Art pottery was the main thrust of two sales held by Woolley & Wallis staged at the end of last year.

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Bidding soars as Morris’s Clouds carpet comes back on the market at £78,000

27 May 2005

AFTER the mixed response to the Christopher Dresser material offered at Lyon & Turnbull (Buyers Premium 17.5%), it was left to the catalogue of decorative arts, consigned by various vendors, to provide the auctioneers with their biggest number of the day.

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The genius of Dresser 100 years on

01 September 2004

THE Victoria and Albert Museum’s main autumn exhibition, opening this month, is devoted to a retrospective of Christopher Dresser, the pioneering designer who anticipated many of the major design styles of the 20th century. It is timed to coincide with the centenary of his death in 1904.

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Dresser Exhibition at V&A

06 July 2004

THE work of the pioneering Victorian designer Christopher Dresser is soon to have a major public airing in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum opening this September. In the meantime the rarest examples of his iconic designs continue to command high prices in the marketplace.