Christopher Dresser, Letter rack, 1880


Electroplated silver

h. 12.,5 cm, w. 14 cm, d. 10 cm

Design classic by Dr. Christopher Dresser, executed by Hukin & Heath,
Birmingham, H & H shape No. 2556. This basic shape with fixed bars
was sold in a version with flexible bars (articulated letter rack,
shape No. 2555)


makers mark H & H, stamped shape No. 2556


Harry Lyons collection, London

Public collections

Victoria & Albert Museum, London;
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York


Harry Lyons, Christopher Dresser, The People’s
Designer 1834 - 1904, London 2005, plate 388, pag. 202;
Shock of the Old, Christopher Dresser’s Design Revolution,
edited by Michael Whiteway, New York/London, 2004, pag. 144;
Truth - Beauty - Power, Dr. Christopher Dresser 1834 - 1904,
exhibition catalogue Historical Design, New York, 1998, pag. 21

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