Liberty & Co Arts & Crafts English Oak Dresser c1920

SKU0020559

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Features

An Arts & Crafts English Oak dresser by Liberty & Co. made in about 1920. A real show-stopper with very good colour and a nicely proportioned and attractive design in very well figured quarter-sawn English Oak. This dresser was made nearly 100 years ago and is still as sound and stylish and it was then, it treated with care it will last many more lifetimes, featuring:
  • Very well figured quarter-sawn English Oak (quarter-sawing is a method of sawing oak logs to produce boards with superior strength, making it less likely to crack, shrink or warp. It also gives the finished boards prominent highly decorative 'medullary rays' in its grain.)
  • Rectangular top made out of just three continuous pieces of oak
  • Two drawers (made with single plank fronts, solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid bases)
  • Two doors with two plank raised fielded panels with the rails and stiles joined by blind tenons
  • Arched lower rail
  • Handmade wrought iron fittings
  • Upper section with three open shelves, arched top and slatted open back
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs
  • Natural oil based finish
  • Can be separated into 2 parts for easy transportation

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall length 146 cm (4 feet 9 and a half inches)
  • overall depth 57 cm (1 foot 10 and a half inches)
  • base height 81 cm (2 feet 8 inches)
  • overall height 176 cm (5 feet 9 and a quarter inches)
  • top depth 18 cm (7 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

c. 1920

Identification

A dresser matching this design can be referenced at Peter Wilson Fine Art Auctioneers interiors sale 10 Oct 2019, Lot 306

Condition

Smoothly sliding drawers, free from woodworm, tight joints and overall excellent colour. A few small knocks and marks as expected with an item that has been in use for nearly a century. 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

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

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