Laura Ashley Arts & Crafts Style Cotswold School Oak Desk C. 1990

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An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Oak Desk by Laura Ashley C. 1990. A nice compact desk in a stylishly clean lined design and made to a good standard . Featuring:

  • Rectangular top made out of five continuous planks
  • Solid English Oak throughout (except the drawer bases)
  • Three drawers (made with single plank fronts solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails)
  • Square section legs joined by side stretchers united by a cross stretcher

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Width 1100mm (3 feet 7 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Depth 520mm (1 foot 8 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Height 770mm (2 feet 6 1/4 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. 1990

Laura Ashley metal label inside one drawer

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.

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

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.

An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Oak Desk by Laura Ashley C. 1990. A nice compact desk in a stylishly clean lined design and made to a good standard . Excellent clean condition


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