Stanley Webb Davies Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak folding Table

SKU0020484

Features

An Arts & Crafts Lakes School folding table by Stanley Webb Davies design# 2033 made in 1960. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • Oval top in very well figured quarter-sawn English oak, with each section made from a single plank
  • Six octagonal shaped legs

Comment

A beautifully made table from the very best English Oak, as expected from this leading Arts & Crafts maker

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall length 84 cm (2 feet 9 inches)
  • overall depth 61 cm (2 feet)
  • overall height 70 cm (2 feet 3 and a half inches)
  • depth collapsed 22 cm (8 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

Date

1960

Identification

Expertly carved Stanley Webb Davies motif, the motif for Sydney Johnston [the craftsman] and date of 1960 inside on rail. Purchased from the The Stanley Webb Davies Archive Collection

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 Furniture

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 original condition. Minor colour variation on the top and one or two small 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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