Rowena Lee Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak 6 Chairs

SKU0020382

Features

An Arts & Crafts Lakes School set of 6 English Oak chairs by Rowena Lee. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • Made with traditional exposed tenon joints

Comment

A very well made and nicely proportioned set of chairs with decorative exposed joints, made from local materials

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 111 cm (3 feet 7 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 45 cm (1 foot 5 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 57 cm (1 foot 10 and a half inches)
  • seat height 47 cm (1 foot 6 and a half 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

2005

About Rowena Lee

Rowena Lee: A Lake District based cabinet maker specialising in custom design furniture and frequently working with Luigi Savasi. Her work is always of very high quality in terms of design materials and construction materials, showing a remarkable understanding of the tradition of Lakes School design

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

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, with just a few minor marks. 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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