Heal and Co (Ambrose Heal) Ambrose Heal Rare Arts and Crafts Sweet Chestnut Single Door Wardrobe C. 1905

SKU0019934

Features

Sigle door with hanging space over a drawer. The compact size of this item makes it equally suitable for a bedroom or hallway

Comment

Designed by Ambrose Heal  and made by Heal & Son, this is a very high quality and rare single wardrobe made in solid fumed, Spanish sweet chestnut and featuring unusual inset squashed heart handles to the drawers. and recessed, squashed heart handles to the drawer. Listed and featured in the Ambrose Heal design book. A special piece of Ambrose Heal antique bedroom furniture, amazing quality and considered by leading collectors to be the finest of Ambrose's Arts & Crafts designs and one of the earliest with such clean simple lines. The compact size of this item makes it equally suitable for a bedroom or hallway

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 19 cm (7 and a half inches)
  • width 68 cm (2 feet 2 and three quarters inches)
  • depth 54 cm (1 foot 9 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

Identification

This range of furniture, inluding the double version of this wardrobe is illustrated in Sir Ambrose Heal and the Heal Cabinet Factory 1897 - 1939 by Oliver S Heal, pp 173 & 179. Unmarked

About Heal and Co

Heal and Co (Ambrose Heal): One of the first Arts and Crafts makes to bring efficient business processes to the design and production of quality furniture. Sir Ambrose Heal had the vision to work with the most skilled craftspeople of the day, creating furniture that was comfortable, beautiful – reflecting the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement but at a more affordable price. Today Heals furniture from the period 1900 to 1940 is highly prized

About Arts & Crafts Other Furniture

The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some of the most remarkable furniture of the twentieth century. Many of its principal designers were architects motivated by principles of functional and beautiful design, high class workmanship, and quality of materials. The results varied from the austerity of Voysey and the simple lines perspectives of the Cotswold School, to the exuberant flair of Liberty and Co. and Ambrose Heal

Condition

In lovely overall condition, with excellent colour and original mirror glass. The drawers slides, smoothly as you would expect from such a high quality item. Some heat cracks in the grain of the sides, lock not present on the drawer and repaired cornice. 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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