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Gordon Russell Early Arts & Crafts 'Stow' Oak Double Wardrobe, No. 447 1927

£ 2,500.00

Summary


A Gordon Russell 'Stow' English oak double wardrobe designed by Gordon Russell, No. 447, in 1927, enclosed by a pair of panelled doors, over a base drawer (with lap and through dovetails and solid base), bog oak faceted octagonal knob handles, on short block legs. Fielded panelled form and pegged construction

About Gordon Russell


Gordon Russell—One of the most important names in British design and a leading maker of arts and crafts furniture. His early furniture was hand-made in small numbers to a very high standard. He was influential in virtually every aspect of British design in the 20th century

Identification


Printed and ink inscribed paper label 'The Russell Workshops, Broadway, Worcs. 25/6/27 on the underside of the drawer. 'An identical Wardrobe sold at Bonhams Decorative Arts Including Jewellery, Gordon Russell & Cotswold School Furniture Sale, 1 November 2011, Lot 13

Comment


An early item beautifully made from the highest quality quarter sawn oak and in excellent condition with good deep colour. The rail is transverse, meaning that modern coat hangers can be used. This is a top class handmade item produced by an individual craftsman, not one of the later mass produced designs

Date


1927

Material


English Oak—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 with medullary rays running parallel to the direction of the cut exhibit highly decorative figuring as a result result of the rays being sliced longitudinally. Quarter sawn boards are also renowned for their extra stability and strength

Size


Approximate dimensions are: height 183 cm (6 feet), width 99 cm (3 feet 3 inches) and depth 52 cm (1 foot 8 and a half 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 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