Timothy Hawkins Arts & Crafts Cotswold School English Oak Dining Table 2006

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An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School English Oak Dining Table by Timothy Hawkins made in 2006. An attractive table with a very decorative tulip motif in the base. Featuring:

  • Very well figured quarter-sawn English Oak (quarter-sawing is a way of sawing oak to produce boards with superior strength which also reveals decorative 'medullary rays' in its grain.)
  • Rectangular top made out of five continuous pieces of very well figured quarter-sawn solid timber with button screwed fixing
  • Traditional wedged through tenons on the apron
  • On shaped trestle supports with very decorative tulip motif on sledge feet united by a stretcher
  • The top be separated from the legs for easy transportation if needed

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Length 1700mm (5 feet 6 3/4 inches)
  • Overall Width 980mm (3 feet 2 1/2 inches)
  • Base Height 760mm (2 feet 5 3/4 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.

2006

Timothy Hawkins‘ carved acorn motif

Excellent condition with tight joints and original finish. 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.

An artist and craftsman who started in 1980 and designs functional furniture which possess artistic expression from his workshop near Hereford. His items are made to a high standard and often exhibit imaginative design elements that make it stand out.

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

The Cotswold School was a development of the Arts and Craft Movement started largely by Ernest Gimson and the brothers Sidney and Ernest Barnsley. The furniture is instantly recognisable with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, and use of beautiful materials. Cotswold School designs were crafted from local materials using traditional tools and techniques and with decorative details derived largely from utilitarian elements: exposed joinery, unusual panels, interesting pulls and latches crafted either from wood or from metal using traditional smithing techniques, and close attention to form as well as to wood grain and pattern. Where decorative details were added they generally took the form of traditional embellishment such as exposed joints, chamfered edges and chip carved edge details. The style was embraced and developed by other designers and craftsmen including Gordon Russell, Stanley Webb Davies in Cumbria, Sid Barnsley's son Edward, Arthur Romney Green in Hampshire, Robin Nance in St Ives and Ambrose Heal are a handful of such men out of many. The best developed their own style within the established tradition.

An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School English Oak Dining Table by Timothy Hawkins made in 2006. An attractive table with a very decorative tulip motif in the base. Excellent condition with tight joints and original finish


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