Arthur W Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal) Arthur W. Simpson Antique Arts Crafts Oak Dressing Chest C. 1930



Generous storage space in drawer and a full length mirror


A Very High Quality Item, Handmade in Top Quality Quarter Sawn Oak with Intricately Carved Motifs


Approximate dimensions:
  • height 144 cm (4 feet 8 and three quarters inches)
  • width 124 cm (4 feet and three quarters)
  • depth 47 cm (1 foot 6 and a half 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


This item was was commissioned from Simpson by Annie Taylor from Crosthwaite, near Kendal in about 1930, and is typical of Simpson designs using high quality quarter sawn oak, finely detailed carving, with simple bog oak handles, one in four angled dovetails, steel screws and non slotted drawer bases. Unmarked

About Arthur W. Simpson

Arthur W. Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal): Arthur W. Simpson and his Kendal based furniture making company 'The Handicrafts' was a renowned arts and crafts maker associated with very high quality hand crafted furniture, who worked with by members of the Artworker's Guild, such as Voysey and Baillie-Scott. Today, items of Simpson furniture are hard to find and avidly collected. Materials, workmanship and design are always of the highest quality

About Arts & Crafts Lakes School

The Arts & Crafts Lakes School was a development of the Arts and Craft Cotswold School. The most significant designers and makers were Arthur Simpson, in Kendal, Stanley Webb Davies at Windermere and the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. Peter Hall of Staveley still produces furniture in this tradition. The Lakes School maintained the ideals with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, the use of beautiful locally materials and the focus traditional tools and techniques. In fact Stanley Webb Davies' workshop didn't use any power tools at all, even to cut logs from timber!The dominant material was English Oak and typical decorative details often include exposed joints and subtle carved details


In very clean attractive condition. 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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