Arts & Crafts Lakes School Oak Drop Leaf Dining Table

SKU0020461

Features

An Arts & Crafts Lakes School Oak drop leaf dining table. This item features:
  • Made in solid well figured English Oak throughout
  • Rectangular drop leaf top made out of just three pieces of solid timber
  • Twin gate legs
  • Single plank end supports with exposed wedged tenons

Comment

A very useful size table of unusual design

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 75 cm (2 feet 5 and a half inches)
  • overall width 107 cm (3 feet 6 and a quarter inches)
  • overall depth 100 cm (3 feet 3 and a quarter inches)
  • overall depth folded 30 cm (11 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. 1920

Identification

From a Lake district home, but no maker's mark evident

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

Condition

Very good sound condition. 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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