Set of 6 Peter Hall of Staveley Arts & Crafts Lakes School Willow ‘Oxford’ Chairs


A set of 6 Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Willow chairs by Peter Hall of Staveley to his ‘Oxford’ design made in around 1995. Very beautifully designed and made chairs using top quality materials and a very unusual timber, made by one of the leading contemporary Arts & Crafts makers. The retail price of each chair from Peter Hall is £1600 (not including the cloth). Featuring:

  • Solid English Willow throughout
  • Tapered rectangular legs with hand chamfered edges joined by side stretchers united by an arched cross stretcher
  • Arched top rail with chamfered edges and curved corners
  • Drop in chenille seat and back pads
  • Traditional blind tenons

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Height 1000mm (3 feet 3 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Depth 560mm (1 foot 10 inches)
  • Overall Width 490mm (1 foot 7 1/4 inches)
  • Seat Height 480mm (1 foot 6 3/4 inches) [A standard height for a chair]
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.


Made as a bespoke order using locally acquired willow and owned to the same family since then. Peter Hall hand carved signature PH 'crosslet’ motif on the back of each chair

Excellent condition with, tight joints, excellent rich colour and grain firm seat and back pads with minimal wear and original finish. Light fading of the cloth in a few places. 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

A typically straight grained hardwood with a fine, even texture, which is comparatively light in weight compared to many hardwoods, but retails good 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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