Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Light Quarter-sawn English Oak Dresser

SKU0020253

Features

An Arts & Crafts light quarter-sawn English oak dresser with twin doors featuring fielded panels and inset handles, enclosing a single adjustable shelf, under an upper section with a single fixed shelf. Exposed dovetails on the ends. Glass sliding doors were originally fitted to the upper shelf and will be supplied with the item

Comment

A very attractive light oak dresser

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 155 cm (5 feet 1 inches)
  • overall width 101 cm (3 feet 3 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 40 cm (1 foot 3 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

Date

c. 1970

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 Cotswold School

The Cotswold School was a development of the Arts and Craft Movement started largely by Ernest Gimson and the brothers Sidney and Ernest Barnsley. The furniture is instantly recognisable with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, and use of beautiful materials. Cotswold School designs were crafted from local materials using traditional tools and techniques and with decorative details derived largely from utilitarian elements: exposed joinery, unusual panels, interesting pulls and latches crafted either from wood or from metal using traditional smithing techniques, and close attention to form as well as to wood grain and pattern. Where decorative details were added they generally took the form of traditional embellishment of the sort; the long chamfers, chip carved edge detailsThe style was embraced and developed by other designers and craftsmen including Gordon Russell, Stanley Webb Davies in Cumbria, Sid Barnsley's son Edward and Arthur Romney Green in Hampshire and Robin Nance in St Ives and Ambrose Heal are a handful of such men out of many. The best developed their own style within the established tradition

Condition

Good condition. Some marks and colour variations on the top of the base. 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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