Heal and Co (Ambrose Heal) Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Oak Wardrobe c. 1930



An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School two door wardrobe by Heal and Co. (Ambrose Heal) made in about 1930. This item features:
  • Made in well figured quarter-sawn Oak
  • Panelled sides and doors enclosing a hanging rail, shoe rack, 3 drawers and two shelves
  • Ivorine Heals label


A classic Heals Arts and Crafts design that continues to endure, with its simplicity of line emphasising the beauty of the materials. Deep enough to hand modern hangers.


Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 178 cm (5 feet 10 inches)
  • overall width 91 cm (2 feet 11 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 52 cm (1 foot 8 and a half 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


c. 1930


Heal and Co. ivorine disk with 'Heal's' in the centre (introduced in the 1930s) in the top drawer

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 Oak

Oak: The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. Oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Quarter sawn boards are very straight grained and have distinctive growth rings and medullary rays that give a very beautiful effect as well as being renowned for their superior stability and strength

About Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Furniture

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


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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