Peter Hall Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak Arched Rail Nest of 3 tables

SKU0020566

Features

An Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak Arched Rail Nest of 3 tables by Peter Hall of Staveley. This item features:
  • Made in solid English Oak thoughout
  • Single larger table with rectangular top made out of just three continuous pieces of quarter-sawn solid timber, with button screwed fixing
  • Two smaller tables with rectangular tops made out of just one continuous piece of quarter-sawn solid timber, with button screwed fixing
  • Subtly arched rails and chamfered edges
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs

Comment

A very attractive and practical set but this leading contemporary Lake District based Arts and Crafts maker

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 43 cm (1 foot 5 inches)
  • overall depth 47 cm (1 foot 6 and a half inches)
  • overall length 96 cm (3 feet 1 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth (smaller tables) 34 cm (1 foot 1 and a half inches)
  • overall height (smaller tables) 39 cm (1 foot 3 and a quarter inches)
  • overall length (smaller tables) 41 cm (1 foot 4 and a quarter 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

Peter Hall hand carved signature PH 'crosslet' motif on each table

About Peter Hall

Peter Hall: 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

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 Lakes School Furniture

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

Condition

Excellent clean solid 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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