Liberty & Co Arts and Crafts Oak Chest of Drawers 1924

SKU0020114

Features

An Arts and Crafts Oak Chest of Drawers made by Liberty & Co. in 1924 with moulded angles and pegged construction, consisting of two short over two long drawers, each with wrought iron drop handles, the sides and back with fielded panelling, the whole raised on block feet. This item is part of a collection of Arts & Crafts furniture made in the early 1920s for Liberty & Co's magnificent Tudor building in Great Marlborough Street, designed by Edwin T. And Edwin S. Hall and constructed from the timbers of two 19th century men-of-war battleships: HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan. All the furniture was made in the firm's workshops in Highgate and demonstrates the same high levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail as the building itself

Comment

A beautifully designed item, made to the highest quality and attention to detail encompassing the Arts & Crafts values of 'truth to material' and made in Liberty's own workshops to grace their own flagship premises Great Marlborough Street

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 84 cm (2 feet 9 inches)
  • width 106 cm (3 feet 5 and three quarters inches)
  • depth 46 cm (1 foot 6 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

Date

1924

Identification

Ivorine label matching Bennett 8.18. An identical design was sold At Lyon and Turnbull Decorative Arts Sale on 9th March 2011, Lot 360. Further details can be found in 'The House of Liberty', by Stephen Calloway

About Liberty & Co

Liberty & Co: A Prestigious Company in the Design and Marketing of Arts and Crafts Furniture. Renowned for its imaginative design, high quality craftsmanship and famous London based retail location, it has produced some of the most desirable furniture of modern times

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 Other Furniture

The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some of the most remarkable furniture of the twentieth century. Many of its principal designers were architects motivated by principles of functional and beautiful design, high class workmanship, and quality of materials. The results varied from the austerity of Voysey and the simple lines perspectives of the Cotswold School, to the exuberant flair of Liberty and Co. and Ambrose Heal

Condition

Excellent condition with a very rich colour. Expansion gap in one of the panels on the back. 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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