Alan 'Acornman' Grainger (Acorn Industries) Arts & Crafts Walnut Dining Chairs

SKU0020298

Features

A set of four Arts & Crafts walnut dining chairs by Alan 'Acornman' Grainger (Acorn Industries) made in c. 1970. This item features:
  • Leather seat pads
  • Interlaced splat backs
  • Chamfered edges

Comment

A very skilfully made set of Arts and Crafts chairs

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 85 cm (2 feet 9 and a half inches)
  • seat height 46 cm (1 foot 6 inches)
  • overall width 45 cm (1 foot 5 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 44 cm (1 foot 5 and a quarter 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

Date

c. 1970

Identification

Alan Grainger's inset finely carved signature acorn motif on each chair

About Alan 'Acornman' Grainger

Alan 'Acornman' Grainger (Ex-Mouseman): Acorn Industries was started by George Grainger, a former Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson craftsman, in the mid-30s. He trained his son Alan (and Derek 'Lizardman' Slater) who then took over and developed the business. Renowned for high quality pieces, all are hand made from solid English oak finished with the distinctive adzed ripple and bearing the acorn mark

About Walnut

Walnut: Walnut is truly special timber with a delicious range of brown and grey creamy colours. The amount of feature depends on where the tree was grown, the best being English with its decorative grain, deep colouring, lustre and durability. It is highly prized for high class furniture, although its high cost and scarcity mean that solid walnut is only found in the very best items

About Arts & Crafts Other Furniture

The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some of the most remarkable furniture of the twentieth century. Many of its principal designers were architects motivated by principles of functional and beautiful design, high class workmanship, and quality of materials. The results varied from the austerity of Voysey and the simple lines perspectives of the Cotswold School, to the exuberant flair of Liberty and Co. and Ambrose Heal

Condition

Very good clean condition and very sturdy. Some creasing to the leather pads. 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


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