Arthur W Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal) Arthur W. Simpson Arts Craft Oak Bedside Cabinet

SKU0019917

Features

An arts craft oak bedside cabinet by Arthur W Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal)

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 55 cm (1 foot 9 and three quarters inches)
  • width 35 cm (1 foot 1 and three quarters inches)
  • depth 35 cm (1 foot 1 and three quarters 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

Identification

Maker's label to the reverse

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 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 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

Condition

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