Design for an embroidered chair back by Robert Anning Bell.

Robert Anning Bell, Art Nouveau, Embroidery, Design, Furniture, decoration

Embroidered chair back by Robert Anning Bell, R.W.S.

Embroidered chair back by Robert Anning Bell.

Art nouveau design

Victorian painter Robert Anning Bell 1863–1933 was an English artist, figure painter, sculptor of reliefs, illustrator and designer of mosaics and stained glass most notably for Westminster Cathedral.

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Note:  Furniture from the era of Louis XVI. The litter. Rococo 18th c.

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