Edward Barnsley Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Walnut Extending Dining Table

SKU0020369

Features

An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School walnut dining table by Edward Barnsley (The Barnsley Workshop). This item features:
  • Shaped rectangular top with subtly curved edges
  • Central fold-out extending leaf set
  • Boxwood strung border
  • Four tapering legs
  • Tapered square section legs

Comment

A very stylish Arts and Crafts table which extends to over 7 feet long, by this leading Cotswold School maker

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall length extended 219 cm (7 feet 2 inches)
  • overall width 99 cm (3 feet 2 and three quarters inches)
  • overall height 73 cm (2 feet 4 and a half inches)
  • overall length un-extended 165 cm (5 feet 5 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

c. 1950

Identification

The expected post 1948 '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)

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 Walnut

Walnut: Walnut is truly special timber with a delicious range of brown and grey creamy colours. The amount of feature depends on where the tree was grown, the best being English with its decorative grain, deep colouring, lustre and durability. It is highly prized for high class furniture, although its high cost and scarcity mean that solid walnut is only found in the very best items

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 and sound condition. A few very minor marks. 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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