Arts & Crafts Gothic School English Oak Coffee Table by Jack Grimble of Cromer

SKU0020578

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Features

An Arts & Crafts Gothic School English Oak Coffee Table by Jack Grimble of Cromer made in about 1960. A good sized coffee table of very unusual design with numerous subtle decorative hand carved details typical of Jack Grimble, featuring:
  • Made in solid English Oak throughout
  • Rectangular top made out of just one continuous pieces of Oak with hand-carved details and typical adzed finish
  • Single plank shaped supports joined by rails

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall length 107 cm (3 feet 6 and a quarter inches)
  • overall width 46 cm (1 foot 6 inches)
  • overall height 49 cm (1 foot 7 and a quarter 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. 1960

Identification

Grimble's signature carved into the underside

Condition

Very good sound condition with tight joints, free from woodworm and in its original finish. 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

About Jack Grimble

Jack Grimble: A Cromer based craftsman working in the Arts and Crafts tradition

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 Gothic School Furniture

From the very earliest days of the Art & Crafts movement John Ruskin and architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin promoted the Gothic period as their inspiration. Its designs used traditional techniques and materials, with the craftsman and craftsmanship at the centre of the construction process. The traditional forms allow the makers to showcase their skills as a natural part of construction rather than having to use fancy add ons or flashy finishes

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