An Arts & Crafts English Oak drop leaf dining table in the manner of the Lakes School. Oval drop leaf top in well figured Quarter-sawn Oak.Twin legs united by a stretcher and gate legs to support the drop leaves. Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional through tenons secured with wedges. Usefully sized drop leaf table in solid English Oak throughout with some attractive decorative features.
Overall length 150 cm (4 feet 11 inches). Overall width 92 cm (3 feet and a quarter). Overall height 77 cm (2 feet 6 and a quarter inches). Depth collapsed 37 cm (1 foot 2 and a half inches). 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.
Very good clean sound condition. Handicraft Antiques specialises in high quality Arts & Crafts Movement and Yorkshire School furniture from about 1900 onwards.
Central to our philosophy is to sell furniture and furnishings that exhibit great design, outstanding quality of workmanship, are made with beautiful materials and are functionally useful and useable. Many of our items will be of a similar cost to a modern mass produced equivalent, yet are likely to hold their financial value, or even appreciate over time, whereas inferior mass produced new items are very likely to quickly lose value. Our stock typically reflects some of the best designers and makers of their period including, Ernest Gimson, Peter Waals, Arthur Simpson, Stanley Webb Davies, Gordon Russell, Edward Barnsley, Liberty Ambrose Heal, Betty Joel, Shapland & Petter, Bath Cabinet Makers and numerous other craftsmen from the Arts and Crafts Movement, but also selected other items by less well known makers that are just beautifully designed and made. The showroom is just 10 miles of beautiful countryside driving off Junction 38 of the M6 and you can park free immediately outside.
It will a specialist courier that will handle you item with great care and contact you in advance of arrival to agree a suitable day and time. There is of course a subjective element to describing the condition of items, so if something is not as clear as it should, be please ask for clarification. It's not normally possible or desirable to restore items to perfect as new condition, so unless otherwise stated you should expect items to have some character - small amounts of age related wear and tear, such as light scratches, tiny chips/dings, minor marks and slight colour variations. These won't detract from the overall appearance and are generally only noticeable on close inspection. The item "Arts & Crafts Lakes School Arts and Crafts Oak Drop Leaf Dining Table" is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\20th Century". The seller is "handicraft-antiques" and is located in Maulds Meaburn. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Germany, France.