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Oliver Morel (Ex-Edward Barnsley) Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Walnut Chest 1971

£ 1,950.00

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, chamfered edges 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

Material


English Walnut—English walnut is considered to be one of the most beautiful timbers because of 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

Size


Approximate dimensions are: height 77 cm (2 feet 6 and a quarter inches), width 131 cm (4 feet 3 and a half inches) and depth 59 cm (1 foot 11 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

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