Set of 4 Peter Hall Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak Arched Rail Chairs


A set of 4 Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak 'Arched Rail' ladder back chairs by Peter Hall & Son of Staveley. A very pleasingly simple but elegant design with beautiful curves and excellent build quality in English Oak. One of our favourite chairs designs. Featuring:

  • Well figured English Oak throughout.
  • Arched rails and square section legs with chamfered edges
  • Arched ladder backs
  • Solid seats with button screwed fixing
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with pegs

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Seat height 460mm (18 inches) [A standard height for a chair]
  • Overall Width 470mm (19 inches)
  • Overall Height 880mm (35 inches)
  • Overall Depth 450mm (18 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.

c. 1990

Peter Hall hand carved signature PH 'crosslet' motif carved on the back of each chair

Excellent sound condition with tight strong joints and very clean. 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.

Peter Hall & Son of Staveley is a leading contemporary hand made arts and crafts furniture maker, founded in 1972, following in the tradition of Arthur W. Simpson of Kendal and Stanley Webb Davies of Windermere. Known for its distinctive designs in locally grown air dried oak, materials, workmanship and design are always of exceptional quality. Pieces rarely come up for resale

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 & Crafts Lakes School was a development of the Arts and Craft Cotswold School. The most significant designers and makers were Arthur Simpson, in Kendal, Stanley Webb Davies at Windermere and the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. Peter Hall of Staveley still produces furniture in this tradition. The Lakes School maintained the ideals with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, the use of beautiful locally materials and the focus traditional tools and techniques. In fact Stanley Webb Davies' workshop didn't use any power tools at all, even to cut logs from timber! The dominant material was English Oak and typical decorative details often include exposed joints and subtle carved details

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