Liberty & Co.
With a background in importing fashionable Oriental items into the British market, Arthur Lasenby Liberty decided to open his own store on Regent Street in 1875. A keen businessman, with an eye for a trend, he fed the late Victorian appetite for exotic fabrics, ceramics, curios and furniture. The Moorish style was prevalent in the early years, but under the guidance of designer Leonard Wyburd this was eventually eclipsed by the Arts & Crafts style that the name Liberty is most synonymous with. Accused in some quarters of merely plagiarising designs, Libertys were actually an innovative force who helped popularise the Arts & Crafts style and make it accessible to those outside the wealthy elites.
'Chaucer' Oak Bureau Bookcase
|'Moreton' Oak Bureau Bookcase|
|A Large Oak Bookcase||Oak Bureau Bookcase||An Arts & Crafts Oak Bookcase||Oak 'Cottage' Dresser|
|Oak Bookcase||Arts & Crafts Washstand||Oak Bookstand||Oak Corner Cabinet|
|Four Arts & Crafts Oak Dining Chairs||An 'Athelstan' Dressing Chest||Small Oak Bookcase||Mahogany Magazine Rack|
|'Medina' Walnut Bureau||An Arts & Crafts Oak Plant Table||Walnut Side Table||Arts & Crafts Oak Plant Stand|