Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak sideboard


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An Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak sidebaord made in about 1920. A very pleasingly simple but elegant design of quite modern form made to a good standard from lovely oak, 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 rays in its grain.)
  • Three central drawers (made with single plank fronts, solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails). The top drawer contains a removable cutlery tray
  • Two doors with fielded panels
  • Gallery back
  • Handmade oak handles


Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 119 cm (3 feet 10 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 155 cm (5 feet 1 inches)
  • overall depth 50 cm (1 foot 7 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




Purchased direct from a Lake District home


Smoothly sliding drawers, snugly closing doors, tight joints, free from woodworm and excellent golden colour and visible grain. A few very minor marks and scratches. 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


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