An Arts & Crafts Gothic School English Oak Dresser by Rupert Griffiths 1980. A very attractive design with numerous hand crafted details, nice proportions and good colour. Perfect for a kitchen or dining room to provide storage, in a very stylish and eye-catching item. Made in Solid English Oak throughout. Handmade wood hinges and catches.
2 drawers (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid bases). 2 plank top with carved halfpenny pattern to the edges.
Fluted carved motifs on the drawer fronts and Griffiths' signature'eyebrow' handles. 2 cupboards each with enclosing a fixed shelf.
2 shelves on the upper section with carved halfpenny pattern to the edges. Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons. Overall Height 1630mm (5 feet 4 inches).Overall Width 1370mm (4 feet 5 3/4 inches). Overall Depth 430mm (1 foot 4 3/4 inches). Base Height 760mm (2 feet 5 3/4 inches). A classic Rupert Griffiths design. Good sound condition with smoothly sliding drawers, snugly closing doors and original finish. Rupert Griffiths produced fine handmade oak furniture in Derbyshire since 1946, based on traditional English furniture design and the Arts and Crafts movement. All the furniture is made of solid, thoroughly seasoned oak and using centuries old hand crafting methods, with very distinctive designs and has a strength, style and finish not available in mass produced furniture. His son Nigel continues to run the business. 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 Gothic School. From the very earliest days of the Art & Crafts movement John Ruskin and architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin promoted the Gothic period as their inspiration. Its designs used traditional techniques and materials, with the craftsman and craftsmanship at the centre of the construction process. The traditional forms allow the makers to showcase their skills as a natural part of construction rather than having to use fancy add ons or flashy finishes.
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, Robert Mouseman Thompson, Alan Grainger, Peter Hall of Staveley 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. 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. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Dressers & Chests of Drawers". The seller is "handicraft-antiques" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.