Oliver Morel Arts and Crafts Cotswold School Pollard Oak Sideboard 1983



A custom made and designed item in distinctive pollard oak, with a 2 doors, adjustable shelves and three drawers, 2 containing trays, sleigh feet and curved stretcher


A beautifully designed and made items using top quality materials with stunning attention to every detail


Approximate dimensions:
  • height 89 cm (2 feet 11 inches)
  • width 107 cm (3 feet 6 and a quarter inches)
  • depth 48 cm (1 foot 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




Morel label inside the door and, letters from Morel discussing the design and construction of the cabinet

About Oliver Morel

Oliver Morel (Ex Edward Barnsley) (1916 to 1996): A maker of fine furniture in the Cotswold School Arts and Crafts tradition who trained and worked with Edward Barnsley at his famous workshop at Froxfield (from 1934 to 1941), before founding his own workshop in 1946 making exceptional quality furniture

About Arts & Crafts Cotswold School

The Cotswold School was a development of the Arts and Craft Movement started largely by Ernest Gimson and the brothers Sidney and Ernest Barnsley. The furniture is instantly recognisable with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, and use of beautiful materials. Cotswold School designs were crafted from local materials using traditional tools and techniques and with decorative details derived largely from utilitarian elements: exposed joinery, unusual panels, interesting pulls and latches crafted either from wood or from metal using traditional smithing techniques, and close attention to form as well as to wood grain and pattern. Where decorative details were added they generally took the form of traditional embellishment of the sort; the long chamfers, chip carved edge detailsThe style was embraced and developed by other designers and craftsmen including Gordon Russell, Stanley Webb Davies in Cumbria, Sid Barnsley's son Edward and Arthur Romney Green in Hampshire and Robin Nance in St Ives and Ambrose Heal are a handful of such men out of many. The best developed their own style within the established tradition


In near perfect original condition. 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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