James Cleasby Dent (Ex-Stanley Webb Davies) Arts & Crafts Lakes School Oak Stool


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An Arts & Crafts oak spoon rack by James Dent [Ex-Stanley Webb Davies] with chip carved decoration and acorn motif. A beautifully made items using top quality materials, featuring

Approximate dimensions:

  • height 37 cm (1 foot 2 and a half inches)
  • width 51 cm (1 foot 8 inches)
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Acorn motif, monogram and date on the back

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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

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

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