Brynmawr Furniture Company Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Oak Dining Table


An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Oak Dining Table by Brynmawr Furniture Company to their Tretower design C. 1930. A very striking and unusual design. Featuring:

  • Four chamfered square section legs and sleigh feet joined by an arched stretcher with through tenons
  • Rectangular top with diagonal corners and chamfered edge
  • Classic Paul Matt design
  • Well figured quarter-sawn English Oak

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Height 770mm (2 feet 6 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Length 1830mm (6 feet)
  • Base Width 810mm (2 feet 7 3/4 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.

C. 1930

An instantly recognisable Brynmawr design. Brynmawr Furniture Makers Ltd enamelled metal label inside the door

Very good sound condition with excellent rich colour and grain, free from woodworm and , tight joints. 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.

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