Nigel Griffiths Arts & Crafts Gothic School English Oak Wardrobe c. 1980


An Arts & Crafts Gothic School English Oak Wardrobe by Nigel Griffiths. A very striking and unusual design in a rich colour,, providing copious practical and beautiful storage, able to take modern hangers. A very large heavy item so please measure the route into you bedroom carefully to make sure it fits through, and have at least 2 people on standby to help lifting!. Featuring:

  • Handmade oak door catches
  • Two door panels with hand carved fluted pattern
  • Panelled back
  • One low shelf and one hanging rail on each side (deep enough for a modern hanger)

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Height 1930mm (6 feet 3 3/4 inches)
  • Overall Width 141mm ( 5 1/2 inches)
  • Overall Depth 650mm (2 feet 1 1/2 inch)
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.

c. 1980

Branded Nigel Griffith signature

Very good condition with snugly closing doors, tight joints and original finish. 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.

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

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

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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