Brynmawr Furniture Company Brynmawr Furniture Company Antique Arts Crafts Oak Merthyr Knee Hole Desk c. 1930

SKU0019976

Features

With three draws over two cupboards with built in sliding trays. Signature Brynmawr handles and dovetailed drawer fronts

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 75 cm (2 feet 5 and a half inches)
  • width 127 cm (4 feet 2 inches)
  • depth 61 cm (2 feet)
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

Identification

Makers label and a well known distinctive Brynmawr design

About Brynmawr Furniture Company

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

About Oak

Oak: 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

About Arts & Crafts Cotswold School

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 of the sort; the long chamfers, chip carved edge detailsThe style was embraced and developed by other designers and craftsmen including Gordon Russell, Stanley Webb Davies in Cumbria, Sid Barnsley's son Edward and Arthur Romney Green in Hampshire and 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

Condition

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