Pair 0f Peter Hall Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak Chairs

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Features

A pair of Arts & Crafts Lakes School Peter Hall of Staveley chairs made in c. 1990. This item features:
  • Made in well figured quarter-sawn English Oak
  • Drop in seat pads
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs
  • Hand turned from legs and spindles

Comment

A classic Peter Hall Arts and Crafts design and made to the usually high standard

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 91 cm (2 feet 11 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 45 cm (1 foot 5 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 43 cm (1 foot 5 inches)
  • seat height 46 cm (1 foot 6 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

Date

c. 1990

Identification

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

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

Very good sound condition. Minor surface dirt and some light marks and some colour variation. 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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