Stanley Webb Davies Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak Cabinet 1957

SKU0020337

Features

An Arts & Crafts Lakes School english oak cabinet by stanley webb davies made in 1957. This item features:
  • Drop down door over twin hinged doors
  • Divided internal drawer (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails)
  • Quartersawn oak
  • Traditional through tenons on the sides
  • Chamfered edges
  • Fully panelled back
  • Castors

Comment

Avery beautifully designed and exceptionally well made item using top quality materials

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 62 cm (2 feet and a half)
  • overall width 49 cm (1 foot 7 and a quarter inches)
  • overall depth 50 cm (1 foot 7 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

1957

Identification

Expertly carved Stanley Webb Davies motif, the motif for Ernest John Oldcorn [the craftsman] and date of 1957 on the inside left (See Stanley Webb Davies 1894 - 1978, Arts and Crafts Furniture Maker by Hugh Wright, Bookcase 2006 page 117)

About Stanley Webb Davies

Stanley Webb Davies: An outstanding furniture workshop and one of the premier makers of top class Arts and Crafts furniture. He designed pieces in the Cotswold School style, which were all individually hand made, with decorative trademarks features including exposed pegged joints, alternating thumb nail chisels and rounded tops. Materials, workmanship and design are always of the exceptional quality. Stanley Webb Davies items very rarely come onto the market

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

Excellent 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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