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Section 5.4 outlines the additional research that was carried out to tighten up the specification and develop a more reliable list of attribution criteria.


5.4 Morgan & Sanders Field Research Results


Since the Morgan & Sanders design assumptions were based on a relatively small sample of research data, the initial design assumptions were tested by applying the criteria to an extended sample of unmarked chairs. Figure 18 shows the three chairs that were selected for the analysis from a larger sample itemised in Appendix 10.5. Each chair is shown in the closed (chair) and open (steps) positions. The previously marked Morgan & Sanders chair, which is a fixed reference point for the analysis, is shown in the first column (Figure 18a). The chair shown in the second column (Figure 18b) belongs to Richard Schneidman, a metamorphic furniture collector based in New York, and the third chair was recently retailed by Butchoff Antiques in London who had attributed the piece to Morgan & Sanders (Figure 18c).


Figure 18 – Morgan & Sanders Inspected Chairs Sources: Trinity College Oxford, Schneidman Collection and Butchoff Antiques - 47 -


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