Arthur W Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal) Arthur W. Simpson Arts Crafts Solid Oak Dining Table and 4 Chairs



A arthur w. simpson arts crafts solid oak dining table and 4 chairs by arthur w simpson (the handicrafts, kendal)


Approximate dimensions:
  • height 74 cm (2 feet 5 and a quarter inches)
  • width 169 cm (5 feet 6 and a half inches)
  • depth 86 cm (2 feet 9 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


Makers label on the underside of the table and one chair. The chairs are from the estate of Jean Simpson, the Granddaughter of Arthur Simpson. A copy of the receipt from her attorney will be supplied

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


A very attractive table, with a few marks on the top and other minor scuffs and wear, with nice clean chairs with just minor scuffs, all commensurate with their age. 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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