Gordon Russell Arts & Crafts Cotswold School 'Weston' Side Table c. 1935

SKU0020267

Features

An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School walnut 'Weston' design side table by Gordon Russell made in about 1935. This item features:
  • Four plank button screwed top
  • Fluted block legs

Comment

A very attractive rich walnut side table by one of the most important names in British design and a leading maker of arts and crafts furniture

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 75 cm (2 feet 5 and a half inches)
  • overall length 84 cm (2 feet 9 inches)
  • overall depth 53 cm (1 foot 8 and three quarters 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. 1935

Identification

A well known Gordon Russell design and expected 'Gordon Russell Ltd' copper label to the underside (introduced in 1929). The Weston design can be seen on page 69 of Gordon Russell: Designer of Furniture by Jeremy Myserson, The Design Council, 1992 and page 103 of Drawn to Design by Ray Leigh and Trevor Chinn, Gordon Russell Design Museum, 2013

About Gordon Russell

Gordon Russell: One of the most important names in British design and a leading maker of arts and crafts furniture. His early furniture was hand-made in small numbers to a very high standard, adopting the Cotswold School philosophy pioneered by Ernest Gimson and the Barnsleys of usefulness and truth to materials. Always passionate about high standards of craftsmanship, many of his 1930s designs evolved to bridge the gap from the early arts and crafts movement to modern, minimalist forms while retaining the quality of materials and construction expected of the best Arts & Crafts furniture

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

Good sound condition. Some light marks on the top. 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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