Titchmarsh & Goodwin Arts & Crafts English Burr Oak Kneehole Desk

SKU0020415

Features

An Arts & Crafts kneehole desk by Titchmarsh & Goodwin. This item features:
  • Made in English Burr Oak
  • Central drawer with fall front flanked by two standard drawers (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with lap dovetails and solid oak bases)
  • Right pedestal with three graduated drawers (also made with solid drawer carcasses joined with lap dovetails and solid oak bases)
  • Left pedestal with cupboard door presented as drawers
  • Brass handles
  • Aperture in top for cables and open back to central drawer
  • Traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs
  • Splits into 3 sections for transport

Comment

A very well made and practical desk from a very highly renowned maker

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall length 137 cm (4 feet 6 inches)
  • overall height 76 cm (2 feet 5 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 69 cm (2 feet 3 and a quarter inches)
  • kneehole height 61 cm (2 feet)
  • kneehole width 56 cm (1 foot 10 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

Titchmarsh & Goodwin metal label inside the right hand drawer

About Titchmarsh & Goodwin

Titchmarsh & Goodwin: Titchmarsh & Goodwin was founded in 1920 by Lawrence Titchmarsh and Gordon Goodwin and has built a strong reputation for craftsman made high quality items. It specialises in the use of native, and preferably local, oak with its own managed woodlands at Edwardstone, near Sudbury, and its own tree nursery. Timber is is cut and air dried in traditional fashion before being made into fine furniture by a range of craftsmen including wood-turners, carvers, cabinetmakers, a gilder, a glazier and a lacquer artist. Its furniture is stocked by retailers including Harrods in London and Smith and Watson in New York as well as carring out work at Buckingham Palace and for a number of overseas royal families, as well as for former US president Lyndon Johnson

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 Other Furniture

The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some of the most remarkable furniture of the twentieth century. Many of its principal designers were architects motivated by principles of functional and beautiful design, high class workmanship, and quality of materials. The results varied from the austerity of Voysey and the simple lines perspectives of the Cotswold School, to the exuberant flair of Liberty and Co. and Ambrose Heal

Condition

Very good clean condition. A few very minor marks and scuff. 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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