Arts & Crafts Furniture
Liberty & Co Arts & Crafts English Oak ‘New Studio’ Dresser c. 1910
An Arts & Crafts English Oak ‘New Studio’ Oak Dresser by Liberty & Co made in about 1910. A very large and impressive dresser, showing many typical Liberty Arts & Crafts features. . Featuring:
- Very well figured quarter-sawn English Oak (quarter-sawing is a way of sawing oak to produce boards with superior strength which also reveals decorative 'medullary rays' in its grain.)
- Original hand made forged brass handles.
- Upper section with two leaded glazed doors and two leaded glazed side panels.
- Single long drawer (made with single plank fronts solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid bases) over two cupboard doors.
- Single right hand cupboard door with single shelf behind.
Approximate dimensions are:
- Overall Height 1940mm (6 feet 4 1/4 inches)
- Overall Width 2455mm (8 feet and 1/2 of an inch)
- Overall Depth 700mm (2 feet 3 1/2 inches)
- Base Width 1720mm (5 feet 7 1/2 inches)
- Base Height 940mm (3 feet 1 inch)
Stamped Liberty on the locks. This design is shown if Arts and Crafts Furniture by John Andrews, Antiques Collectors Club, 2015 page 212 and in The Liberty Style -125th Anniversary of Liberty & Co., The Millinery Works Exhibition, June 2000
Very good condition, tight joints, , smoothly sliding drawer, all the original handles and original finish. The cornice to the top has some indents and marks along the outermost edge, the left end of this cornice has part of the trim missing. There is a horizontal split in the central back panel back panel. The double cupboard doors to the base have a lower bolt lock missing and the lock is missing from the right hand lower cupboard. completely. Various minor knocks, stains and scratches.. 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.
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
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
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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