Edward Barnsley Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Olive Ash Circular Dining Table

SKU0020325

Features

An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School olive ash circular dining table by The Edward Barnsley Workshop made in 1982 by Stephen Rock and apprentice, Colin Norgate. This item features:
  • Made in Solid Olive Ash
  • Four interlinked and swept square section supports

Comment

A classic Edward Barnsley design made to the very high standard expected from one of the premier Arts and Crafts makers

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall diameter 137 cm (4 feet 6 inches)
  • overall height 74 cm (2 feet 5 and a quarter 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

1982

Identification

The expected 'Barnsley' stamp (see page 163, Figure 80 in Edward Barnsley and his Workshop: Arts and Crafts in the Twentieth Century by Annette Carruthers, White Cockade Publishing, 1992) to the underside of the legs. Photocopy of the original receipt available. This design is pictured in 'Edward Barnsley: Sixty Years of Furniture Design and Cabinet Making by The Edward Barnsley Educational Trust, 1982, page 62

About Edward Barnsley

Edward Barnsley (1900 to 1987): A designer and maker of furniture, teacher and important figure in the 20th Century British Arts and Crafts movement. He is widely recognised as one of the most important British furniture designers of the twentieth century who developed the Arts and Crafts traditions established in the Cotswolds by his father Sidney. His work is known for it's clean modern forms with decorative details derived largely from utilitarian elements: exposed joinery, unusual panels, interesting pulls and latches and close to wood grain and pattern. His workshop still produces fine furniture as 'The Barnsley Workshop'

About Ash

Ash: Ash is a straight grained and very tough timber, characterised by a wide colour range from the whites of the outer layers to the dark olive brown of the heart wood. This colour variation can be used to create a striking visual effect

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 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

Condition

Very good clean sound 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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