Item TAA ii.6.55 - Chair (91), digital image

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TAA ii.6.55


Chair (91), digital image


  • 2004 (Creation)
  • 1930 (Creation)

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1 digital image

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Biographical history

Architect. Born, Berlin 1907. Died, London 1985. Son of painter Arthur Segal. Won a scholarship to study architecture at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin, then Zürich, 1929-32. During this time he also became interested in joinery. His first commission, a small timber-framed house in Ascona, was for his father's patron, Bernhard Meyer, 1932. Worked as an archaeological surveyor in Egypt, whilst there began a study of furniture, focussing on the chairs and footstools from the tomb of Tutankhamun, 1935. Moved to London in 1936 to continue his studies at the British Museum. He then worked for interior and furniture designers, and for the Ministry of Supply during the War. Founded his own architectural practice, pioneering the design of inexpensive, self build, timber framed housing. He taught at the Architectural Association, 1944-8. Banister Fletcher Professor, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London, 1973. Taught at the Thames Polytechnic, 1976 onwards.

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  • Digital image, original image perhaps created by Walter Segal or a Cairo, Egyptian Museum, photographer.
  • The original negative was created in the early 1930s.
  • 'Studio' image of the so-called throne of Tutankhamun (91).
  • Part of the same sequence of images within the Segal MSS.

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Original negative deaccessioned.


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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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Original nitrate negative deaccessioned in 2004.

Existence and location of copies

The Griffith Institute only has a low-resolution jpeg (600dpi) digital scan for this image, and it is not possible to rescan the original, now deaccessioned, negative.

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