Large Arts & Crafts Cotswold School English Oak Bookcase



A large Arts & Crafts Cotswold School English Oak bookcase. This item features:
  • Made in very well figured quarter-sawn English Oak
  • Lower section with 3 cupboards, each with a fielded panel door and fixed internal shelf
  • Upper section with 3 columns of adjustable shelves


A very large and impressive Solid English Oak bookcase, providing copious storage. Very well made


Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 193 cm (6 feet 4 inches)
  • overall height 227 cm (7 feet 5 and a quarter inches)
  • overall depth 49 cm (1 foot 7 and a quarter inches)
  • lower section height 98 cm (3 feet 2 and a half inches)
  • upper section height 129 cm (4 feet 2 and three quarters inches)
  • upper section depth 33 cm (1 foot 1 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

About English Oak

English Oak: The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. English oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Although oak grows widely across Europe and North America, craftsmen continue to cherish English oak which grows more slowly than its foreign counterparts giving it strength, durability. 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


Very sound un-restored original 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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