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A large Arts and Crafts Cotswolds School Walnut Chest by Oliver Morel [Ex-Edward Barnsley]

£ 1,950.00 £ 245,000.00

Summary


A large Arts and Crafts Cotswolds School Walnut Chest by Oliver Morel [Ex-Edward Barnsley] made in 1971, with four cushioned panels on the front and top, curved ends and a hinged lid. Removable panelled oak back

Maker


Oliver Morel (1916 to 1996)—A maker of fine furniture in the Cotswold School Arts and Crafts tradition who trained and worked with Edward Barnsley at his famous workshop at Froxfield (from 1934 to 1941), before founding his own workshop in 1946 making exceptional quality furniture

Identification


Instantly recognisable as Morel's style and Oliver Morel engraved plate on the inside

Comment


A beautifully designed and exceptionally well made item using top quality materials

Date


1971

Size


Approximately 770 mm (30 inches) high by 590 mm (23 inches) deep 1310 mm (52 inches) wide

Condition


Excellent condition. A few very minor dints. The chest was at one point used to house a hi-fi unit, which has resulted in 5 unobtrusive screw holes in the base. If you wish to have further specific photographs or talk to us for a more detailed condition report then please do not hesitate to ring, message or email