Stanley Webb Davies Arts & Crafts Lakes School Furniture Walnut Single Bed 1932


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An Arts & Crafts Lakes School walnut single bed by Stanley Webb Davies made in 1932. As expected for the Stanley Webb Davies, an superbly made bed and a very unique design, featuring:

  • Made in sold Walnut
  • Headboard with central fileded panel made form a single made continuous plank of solid English Walnut with chamfered legs
  • Footboard made form a single made continuous plank of solid English Walnut with chamfered legs
  • Trademark Stanley Davies exposed wedged tenons
  • Iron Vono base
  • Takes a standard single mattress

Approximate dimensions:

  • overall width 92 cm (3 feet and a quarter)
  • overall headboard height 84 cm (2 feet 9 inches)
  • overall footboard height 75 cm (2 feet 5 and a half inches)
  • overall length 207 cm (6 feet 9 and a half inches)
  • base height 33 cm (1 foot 1 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


Carved Stanley Webb Davies motif, the motif for Ernest Bob Willett [the craftsman] and date of 1932

Very good sound condition, with tight joints, good colour and finish, and intact original base. 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

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

Walnut: Walnut is truly special timber with a delicious range of brown and grey creamy colours. The amount of feature depends on where the tree was grown, the best being English with its decorative grain, deep colouring, lustre and durability. It is highly prized for high class furniture, although its high cost and scarcity mean that solid walnut is only found in the very best items

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

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