Set of 6 Rupert Griffiths Arts & Crafts Gothic School English Oak Dining Chairs
A set of 6 Arts & Crafts Gothic School English Oak dining chairs by Rupert Griffiths. 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
True cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs
Approximate dimensions are:
Seat Height 450mm (1 foot 5 1/2 inches) [A standard height for a chair]
Overall Width 440mm (1 foot 5 1/4 inches)
Overall Height 1060mm (3 feet 5 1/2 inches)
Overall Depth 470mm (1 foot 6 1/2 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.
Griffiths' brand behind the front leags
Excellent clean sound and solid condition, with tight joints 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.
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