Christopher Vickers Arts & Crafts Oak Octagonal Drum WorkBox 'The Lethaby Chest'

SKU0020264

Features

An Arts and Crafts oak octagonal drum work-box, 'The Lethaby Chest', by Christopher Vickers 1994, inlaid with bog oak and boxwood, with heart motifs inside the lid and with inner fitted tray

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 49 cm (1 foot 7 and a quarter inches)
  • overall height 32 cm (1 foot and a half)
  • overall depth 33 cm (1 foot 1 inches)
  • internal depth 21 cm (8 and a quarter inches)
  • internal width 42 cm (1 foot 4 and a half 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

1994

Identification

Signed and dated on base

About Christopher Vickers

Christopher Vickers: Christopher Vickers is a specialist craftsman-designer ofArts & Crafts furniture, lighting & metalwork taking inspiration from architect-designers such as CFA Voysey, Ernest Gimson and WAS Benson. He works by hand in the bestArts & Crafts traditions, with rigorous research and great attention to detail. His furniture is made from homegrown timbers such as English oak, walnut and bog oak and often features hand-cut dovetail joints, fine inlays and chip carving

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 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

Very good original 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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