Arthur W Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal) Arts & Crafts Lakes School Walnut Tra

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Seller: handicraft-antiques (276) 100%, Location: Maulds Meaburn, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 324032398160 Arthur W Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal) Arts & Crafts Lakes School Walnut Tra ARTS & CRAFTS FURNITURE style - craftsmanship - Longevity - Functionality - Value Features An Arts & Crafts Lakes School Tray by Arthur W. Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal). This item features: Made in Walnut Single plank base Twin handles and edges with chamfer details joined by through dovetails Comment An attractive item Size Approximate dimensions: overall length 54 cm (1 foot 9 inches) overall width 24 cm (9 and a half inches) overall height 6 cm (2 and a quarter 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 Date c. 1930 Identification 'Arthur W. Simpson (Hubert Simpson) The Handicrafts Kendal' label (matching figure 139 in The Beautiful Furniture of The Simpsons of Kendal by Hugh Wright, Bookcase Carlisle, 2011) and stock number X232 on the underside About Arthur W. Simpson Arthur W. Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal): Arthur W. Simpson and his Kendal based furniture making company 'The Handicrafts' was a renowned arts and crafts maker associated with very high quality hand crafted furniture, who worked with by members of the Artworker's Guild, such as Voysey and Baillie-Scott. Today, items of Simpson furniture are hard to find and avidly collected. Materials, workmanship and design are always of the highest quality About Walnut Walnut: Walnut is truly special timber with a delicious range of brown and grey creamy colours. The amount of feature depends on where the tree was grown, the best being English with its decorative grain, deep colouring, lustre and durability. It is highly prized for high class furniture, although its high cost and scarcity mean that solid walnut is only found in the very best items 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 Excellent condition. 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 Arthur W Simpson (The Handicrafts, Kendal) Arts & Crafts Lakes School Walnut Tra About Us 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. Viewing You are very welcome to view items at our showroom which is just 10 minutes scenic drive from Junction 38 of the M6, and is open by appointment, though please note that ebay blocks any exchange of contact details or addresses through its messaging service prior to purchase so you will need to use the seller legal/business information page links in the listing. We won't try and hard sell you anything, and its fine to just browse, so if you don't find anything to buy, that's fine. If you do find something you love enough to buy, that's a bonus. The showroom is just 10 miles of beautiful countryside driving off Junction 38 of the M6 and you can park free immediately outside. Payment You can pay by Paypal (just follow the ebay checkout process), credit card (you will need to call us with your details) or cash on collection. Delivery We are happy to arrange delivery, or you can collect items in person. Delivery typically takes about 2 weeks, but may take up to 4 weeks (and occasional longer if you live somewhere very fr flung), and is a 'one man' service so assistance may be required at your end. 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. Please contact us for faster delivery options or a two man service. You are welcome to collect or make your own arrangements for collection via a carrier such as Mailboxes, Alban Shipping or Silversprint, if you prefer, but we would not then provide a packing service for the items. Buyers outside the UK can contact us for should contact us for aspecific shipping cost and timescale. Descriptions We aim to be as accurate and honest as possible with our descriptions so that you know exactly what you are buying and ensure there are no nasty surprises. 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. ARTS AND CRAFTS FURNITURE Condition: Excellent condition. 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, Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: Arts & Crafts, Material: Walnut

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