Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak Oak Cabinet with drawers

SKU0020472

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Features

An Arts & Crafts Lakes School English oak cabinet with drawers on stand. A very attractive and useful cabinet, featuring:
  • Well figured quarter-sawn English Oak (quarter-sawing is a method of sawing oak logs to produce boards with superior strength, making it less likely to crack, shrink or warp. It also gives the finished boards prominent highly decorative 'medullary rays' in its grain.)
  • Three drawers (made with single plank fronts, solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid bases), two containing felted separators
  • Single door with two plank fielded panel surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons enclosing a single fixed shelf
  • On stand with square legs with chamfered edges
  • Natural oil based finish
  • Can be separated into 3 parts for easy transportation

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 165 cm (5 feet 5 inches)
  • overall width 77 cm (2 feet 6 and a quarter inches)
  • overall depth 47 cm (1 foot 6 and a half 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. 1940

Identification

Purchased from a Kendal home

Condition

Rich golden colour, smoothly sliding drawers, snugly closing door, tight joints and free from woodworm. A few minor marks and scuffs. 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 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 Furniture

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

Questions

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