Garry Olson Gary Olson Very Large Octagonal Oak Arts Crafts Dining Table

SKU0019833

Features

Octagonal shaped top supported by 8 octagonal turned legs united by a framework of arched cross-stretchers. This table was commissioned to match an original Edward Barnsley Arts and Crafts sideboard. A table of similar format designed by Ernest Gimson was sold at Mellors and KIrk's Fine Art auction on March 6th 2013. The top can be removed to aid transportation

Comment

A very impressive large and beautifully designed and made item using top quality materials. Can seat up to 8 and creates a very sociable atmosphere

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 74 cm (2 feet 5 and a quarter inches)
  • width 165 cm (5 feet 5 inches)
  • depth 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

Identification

Stamped G Olson

About Garry Olson

Garry Olson: A senior living Master Craftsman who has tutored in furniture design and cabinet making at Manchester Collage of Art and Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Lancashire and instrumental in devising such initiatives as the ' One Tree Project.'

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 condition and colour. A few very minor dints on close inspection. 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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