Liberty & Co Arts & Crafts English Oak 'Chaucer' Bureau c 1910 with heart motifs

SKU0020465

Features

An Arts & Crafts English Oak 'Chaucer' bureau by Liberty & Co made in about 1910. This item features:
  • Made in solid well figured English Oak
  • Single drawers (made with solid drawer carcass joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid oak base)
  • Fall front enclosing pigeon holes
  • Adjustable shelf
  • Original wrought handles
  • Heart motifs on the upper gallery

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 118 cm (3 feet 10 and a half inches)
  • overall width 71 cm (2 feet 4 inches)
  • overall depth 37 cm (1 foot 2 and a half inches)
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Date

c. 1910

Identification

A well recognised Liberty design, pictured in 'Liberty's Furniture 1875 - 1915: The Birth of Modern Interior Design' by Daryl Bennett, Antique Collector's Club 2012, Figures 6.4, 6.7 and 7.51. Liberty & Co. Ltd, London rectangular ivorine label inside the drawer

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

Very good clean condition. Some light marks and surface scratches, in keeping with its history. 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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