Set of 6 Brynmawr Furniture Company Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Oak Chairs

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A set of 6 Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Oak Chair by Brynmawr Furniture Company made in 1936. A stylish set a 6 matching chairs (one carver and 6 dining) to a Paul Matt design from this Welsh Arts and Crafts maker. Pleasingly simple and not too heavy to move and handle. Featuring:

  • Panelled backs with arched tops
  • Upholstered drop in seat pads
  • Square section legs with chamfered edges
  • One carver and 6 dining chairs

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Height 960mm (3 feet 1 3/4 inch)
  • Overall Width 440mm (1 foot 5 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Depth 450mm (1 foot 5 1/2 inches)
  • Seat Height 470mm (1 foot 6 1/2 inches) [A standard height for a dining table]
  • Overall Height (carver) 1030mm (3 feet 4 1/2 inches)
  • Overall Width (carver) 570mm (1 foot 10 1/4 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.

1936

An instantly recognisable Brynmawr design. Brynmawr Furniture Makers Ltd labels and date stamp underneath

Very good condition with good colour, no movement and sound seat pads. Some minor marks and scuffs, and later fabric on the seats.. 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.

Brynmawr Furniture Company: An Arts and Crafts furniture making company founded by Quakers in Wales as part of the 'The Brynmawr Experiment', designed to revive Brynmawr's economic depression and accompanying mass unemployment. Most items were made to private commissions. Known for high quality workmanship and materials and clean modern designs

The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. Oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. 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

The Cotswold School was a development of the Arts and Craft Movement started largely by Ernest Gimson and the brothers Sidney and Ernest Barnsley. The furniture is instantly recognisable with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, and use of beautiful materials. Cotswold School designs were crafted from local materials using traditional tools and techniques and with decorative details derived largely from utilitarian elements: exposed joinery, unusual panels, interesting pulls and latches crafted either from wood or from metal using traditional smithing techniques, and close attention to form as well as to wood grain and pattern. Where decorative details were added they generally took the form of traditional embellishment such as exposed joints, chamfered edges and chip carved edge details. The style was embraced and developed by other designers and craftsmen including Gordon Russell, Stanley Webb Davies in Cumbria, Sid Barnsley's son Edward, Arthur Romney Green in Hampshire, Robin Nance in St Ives and Ambrose Heal are a handful of such men out of many. The best developed their own style within the established tradition.

A set of 6 Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Oak Chair by Brynmawr Furniture Company made in 1936. A stylish set a 6 matching chairs (one carver and 6 dining) to a Paul Matt design from this Welsh Arts and Crafts maker. Pleasingly simple and not too heavy to move and handle. Very good condition with good colour, no movement and sound seat pads. Some minor marks and scuffs, and later fabric on the seats.


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