Rupert Griffiths Arts & Crafts English Oak long Sideboard

SKU0020519

Features

An Arts & Crafts English Oak long sideboard by Rupert Griffiths. This item features:
  • Made in Solid English Oak throughout
  • Handmade wood hinges and catches
  • 3 drawers (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid bases)
  • Griffiths signature 'eyebrow' handles on the drawers
  • 2 plank top with carved halfpenny pattern to the edges
  • Hand turned legs joined by low stretchers with carved halfpenny pattern to the bottom edge
  • 4 cupboards, each with a different sized door
  • Fluted carved motifs on the drawer fronts
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs

Comment

A very striking design with numerous hand crafted details, nice proportions and good colour. Probably the best Griffiths sideboard design

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall length 198 cm (6 feet 6 inches)
  • overall height 77 cm (2 feet 6 inches)
  • overall depth 42 cm (1 foot 4 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

About Rupert Griffiths

Rupert Griffiths: Rupert Griffiths produced fine handmade oak furniture in Derbyshire since 1946, based on traditional English furniture design and the Arts and Crafts movement. He sold his furniture through top retail stores, including Harrods, until 1968 and after that directly from his workshops. All the furniture is made of solid, thoroughly seasoned oak and using centuries old hand crafting methods, with very distinctive designs and has a strength, style and finish not available in mass produced furniture. His son Nigel continues to run the business

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 Gothic School Furniture

From the very earliest days of the Art & Crafts movement John Ruskin and architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin promoted the Gothic period as their inspiration. Its designs used traditional techniques and materials, with the craftsman and craftsmanship at the centre of the construction process. The traditional forms allow the makers to showcase their skills as a natural part of construction rather than having to use fancy add ons or flashy finishes

Condition

Excellent 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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