We are delighted to offer you the Crace range of handmade Garden furniture with a distinctive Japanese Influence.
Even these long days
are not nearly long
skylarks to sing
Basho Matsuo (1644 ~ 1694)
The Edo collection has a strong Japanese influence and is named after an important period of Japanese garden development. The profile of the seat is taken from a feature found on a wooden balustrade at Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. The seat back is reminiscent of the sun and sun rays rising over the Japanese landscape and incorporates the simple rectangle common in Japanese furniture and architecture
This distinctive Chinoiserie collection uses a traditional design developed from the work of Frederick Crace for his Master piece - The Music Room at the Brighton Pavilion c1818 for the Prince Regent.
Frederick Crace's grand father had been the first keeper of the Royal collection to George III and it is likely that Frederick had been influenced by the flood of oriental works of art coming into England at that time