Arts & Crafts English Oak Wardrobe or Hall Robe by J. Hunter & Co. of Manchester


An Arts & Crafts English Oak Wardrobe made by by J. Hunter & Co. of Manchester. A very attractive wardrobe.. Featuring:

  • Central single door with a panel each side each with single plank fielded panel surrounded by rails and stiles
  • Mirror on the reverse of the door
  • Brass hanging rail and hooks
  • Single drawer (made with single plank front solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails)
  • Splits into 2 sections to ease transportation

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Width 1170mm (46 inches)
  • Overall Height 1960mm (77 inches)
  • Overall Depth 430mm (17 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.

c. 1920

J. Hunter & Co. ivorine label inside

Very good clean condition. The drawer slides smoothly, the door closes snugly on it latch, the joints are tight and the finish is bright and clean. Free from woodworm. Some probable repairs to the inside of the cornice and drawer runners replaced. Keys not present.. 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.

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

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

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