A set of 8 Rupert Griffiths Arts & Crafts English Oak Rush Seated Dining Chairs


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A set of 8 Rupert Griffiths English Oak rush seated dining chairs including one carver. A classic set of Griffiths chairs, featuring:
  • Made in solid English Oak throughout
  • Hand turned front legs joined by a stretcher with fluted motifs
  • 5 slats in the backs
  • Rush seats
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs


Approximate dimensions:
  • seat height 45 cm (1 foot 5 and three quarters inches) (more or less the standard height for a chair)
  • overall width 44 cm (1 foot 5 and a quarter inches)
  • overall height 106 cm (3 feet 5 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 47 cm (1 foot 6 and a half inches)
  • overall carver width 62 cm (2 feet and a half)
  • overall carver depth 52 cm (1 foot 8 and a half inches)
  • seatpad width at the front 43 cm (1 foot 5 inches)
  • seat pad width at the back 30 cm (11 and three quarters inches)
  • back width 30 cm (11 and three quarters inches)
  • seat pad depth 43 cm (1 foot 5 inches)
  • back height from the seatpad to the top of the top slat 53 cm (1 foot 8 and three quarters inches)
  • larger chair, seat pad width at the front 60 cm (1 foot 11 and a half inches)
  • larger chair, seat pad width at the back 46 cm (1 foot 6 inches)
  • larger chair, seat pad depth 43 cm (1 foot 5 inches)
If you need a very exact dimension, or one we haven't included, feel free to contact us and we will measure it for you


Excellent clean sound and solid condition, with tight joints, clean finish, rich golden colour and sound rush seats. If you wish to have further specific photographs or talk to us for a more detailed condition report then please do not hesitate to contact us

About Rupert Griffiths

Rupert Griffiths: Rupert Griffiths produced fine handmade oak furniture in Derbyshire since 1946, based on traditional English furniture design and the Arts and Crafts movement. He sold his furniture through top retail stores, including Harrods, until 1968 and after that directly from his workshops. All the furniture is made of solid, thoroughly seasoned oak and using centuries old hand crafting methods, with very distinctive designs and has a strength, style and finish not available in mass produced furniture. His son Nigel continues to run the business

About English Oak

English Oak: The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. English oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Although oak grows widely across Europe and North America, craftsmen continue to cherish English oak which grows more slowly than its foreign counterparts giving it strength, durability. Quarter sawn boards are very straight grained and have distinctive growth rings and medullary rays that give a very beautiful effect as well as being renowned for their superior stability and strength

About Arts & Crafts Gothic School Furniture

From the very earliest days of the Art & Crafts movement John Ruskin and architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin promoted the Gothic period as their inspiration. Its designs used traditional techniques and materials, with the craftsman and craftsmanship at the centre of the construction process. The traditional forms allow the makers to showcase their skills as a natural part of construction rather than having to use fancy add ons or flashy finishes


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