Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple Arts & Crafts English Oak Wardrobe



An Arts & Crafts English oak triple door wardrobe by Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple made in c. 1920. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • Two mirror doors and central panel door each enclosing a hanging rail (a shelf appears to have been removed from the panel door section to allow a hanging rail to be fitted)
  • Four drawers (made with single plank fronts, solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails)
  • Copper hinges and inverted heart copper handles
  • Chequer banding round the mirrors
  • On castors


A very attractive, large and useful wardrobe by this highly respected Arts and Crafts maker, known for its stylish designs. It comes into 4 pieces for transport, The base, the cornice, the two left hand sections and the right section. The 2 left hand sections are one piece 49 cm (1 foot 7 and a quarter inches) deep, 155 cm (5 feet 1 inches) high and 101 cm (3 feet 3 and three quarters inches) wide


Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 206 cm (6 feet 9 inches)
  • overall width 184 cm (6 feet and a half)
  • overall depth 54 cm (1 foot 9 and a quarter inches)
  • 101 cm (3 feet 3 and three quarters 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


c. 1920


'S & P B' stamped on all the locks. Examples of this style of chequer banding by Shapland & Petter is illustrated on page 103 of 'Shapland & Petter Ltd of Barnstaple: Arts and Crafts Furniture' by Daryl Bennett, Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, 2005

About Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple

Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple: A high quality Arts and Crafts furniture maker who employed skilled craftsmen but also used the most up-to-date machinery available for their designs. They are known for elaborate designs with copper fittings

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 Other Furniture

The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some of the most remarkable furniture of the twentieth century. Many of its principal designers were architects motivated by principles of functional and beautiful design, high class workmanship, and quality of materials. The results varied from the austerity of Voysey and the simple lines perspectives of the Cotswold School, to the exuberant flair of Liberty and Co. and Ambrose Heal


Good clean sound condition. Locks not working. 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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