Stanley Webb Davies Arts & Crafts Lakes School Hall Cupboard or Larder

SKU0020485

Features

An Arts & Crafts Lakes School Hall Cupboard or Larder by Stanley Webb Davies. This item features:
  • Twin doors with hand made catches, inset steel vents and single plank panels
  • Single plank sides with exposed wedged tennons
  • Open shelves some fitted with metals grills
  • Hanging hooks
  • Plug socket and wire to base which connected to a heater which is no longer present

Comment

A rare opportunity to own one of Stanley's personal items from his Gatesbield home. Perfect for an large hall cupboard containing a households coats and shoes or possibly as a larder. A very stylish and unique option for either and an item with an important history, yet for little more than a mass produced equivalent.

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 195 cm (6 feet 4 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 115 cm (3 feet 9 and a quarter inches)
  • overall depth 47 cm (1 foot 6 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

Identification

Purchased from the The Stanley Webb Davies Archive Collection. A rare opportunity to own one of Stanley's personal items from his Gatesbield home.  This cupboard is fondly remembered by the family as 'Uncle Stanley's apple cupboard'. As he and his wife Emily had no children his estate was bequeathed to his niece on his death in 1978. These pieces have now come to the market for the first time, from her estate. Unmarked

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 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

Very good sound condition. Some light surface marks in keeping with its history. 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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