Arts & Crafts Mission School Large English Oak Settee or Settle

SKU0020505

Features

An Arts & Crafts Mission School English Oak Settee or Settle. This item features:
  • Made in Solid well figured English Oak
  • Spindle back and sides
  • Sprung leather covered seat cushion

Comment

A classic Mission design with simplicity of line and emphasis on the natural beauty of the quarter-sawn oak

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 195 cm (6 feet 4 and three quarters inches)
  • overall height 101 cm (3 feet 3 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 72 cm (2 feet 4 and a quarter inches)
  • seat height 50 cm (1 foot 7 and three quarters inches)
  • seat depth 58 cm (1 foot 10 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. 1930

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 Mission School Furniture

Arts and Crafts Mission School furniture is designed with clean simple elegant lines and panels that accentuate the grain of the wood (often quartersawn oak) and show off the craftsman involved in making them. Founded in America when people were looking for alternatives the excesses of Victorian times and the influx of mass-produced furniture from the Industrial Revolution. Gustav Stickley, L. & J.G. Stickley (Gustav Stickley's brothers) and Charles Limbert are probably the best known makers, with their work all being to a very high standard and is now highly sought after

Condition

Very good sound original un-restored 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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