Edward Barnsley Edward Barnsley Arts and Crafts Coffee Table with Inlay C. 1950

SKU0019946

Features

On angled dual splayed end supports, united by a high curved stretcher. Made to the expected exceptional standard of a Barnsley item. A table of a a very similar design can be seen in 'Edward Barnsley: Sixty Years of Furniture Making' on pages 60 and 65

Comment

A very beautifully designed and made item by the famous British designer Edward Barnsley

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 45 cm (1 foot 5 and three quarters inches)
  • width 123 cm (4 feet and a half)
  • depth 61 cm (2 feet)
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Identification

Stamped Barnsley

About Edward Barnsley

Edward Barnsley (1900 to 1987): A designer and maker of furniture, teacher and important figure in the 20th Century British craft movement. He was one of the most important British furniture makers of the twentieth century and developed on the Arts and Crafts traditions established in the Cotswolds by his father Sidney in the late nineteenth century. His workshop still produces fine furniture as 'The Barnsley Workshop'

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

Excellent clean 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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