Liberty & Co 'Caxton' Oak Newspaper and Book Stand, 1904

SKU0020009

Features

Hinged Flaps to Front/Back and Pipe and Cigarette Drawer to Each End, Brass Handle to Top

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 83 cm (2 feet 8 and three quarters inches)
  • width 43 cm (1 foot 5 inches)
  • depth 27 cm (10 and three quarters 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

Identification

Not marked, but a well known Liberty design, pictured in the Yuletide Gifts Catalogue 1903/4 and Bennett page 217 figure 6.9

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

A nice item with a good deep colour. One panel from the centre has warped a little and is coming away from the joint. The feet and bottom shelves are quite knocked, and overall minor surface wear. 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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