James Cleasby Dent (Ex-Stanley Webb Davies) Arts and Crafts Oak Media Cabinet



An Arts and Crafts quarter -sawn oak media cabinet by James Cleasby Dent [Ex-Stanley Webb Davies], with signature rounded exposed dovetailed joints, chip carved decoration and Cotswold School handles. Internal shelf and slots for records


A beautifully designed and made item using top quality materials to the exceptional standards expected of a Stanley Webb Davies craftsman


Approximate dimensions:
  • height 76 cm (2 feet 6 inches)
  • width 61 cm (2 feet)
  • depth 37 cm (1 foot 2 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


Signature carved twin acorns

About James Cleasby Dent

James Cleasby Dent (Ex-Stanley Webb Davies) (1920 to 2003): An arts and crafts cabinet maker started working with as a fee paying student, then become an apprentice and then a fully qualified craftsman. He worked at the Stanley Webb Davies' Gatesbield workshop until 1954, leaving to set up his own workshop in Ravenstondale. He uses a twin acorn motif

About Arts & Crafts Lakes School

The Arts & Crafts Lakes School was a development of the Arts and Craft Cotswold School. The most significant designers and makers were Arthur Simpson, in Kendal, Stanley Webb Davies at Windermere and the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. Peter Hall of Staveley still produces furniture in this tradition. The Lakes School maintained the ideals with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, the use of beautiful locally materials and the focus traditional tools and techniques. In fact Stanley Webb Davies' workshop didn't use any power tools at all, even to cut logs from timber!The dominant material was English Oak and typical decorative details often include exposed joints and subtle carved details


Excellent condition. A few very feint marks. 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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