William Birch Set of 6 Arts & Crafts Cotswold School English Oak Chairs

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Seller: handicraft-antiques (278) 100%, Location: Maulds Meaburn, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 323989585086 William Birch Set of 6 Arts & Crafts Cotswold School English Oak Chairs ARTS & CRAFTS FURNITURE style - craftsmanship - Longevity - Functionality - Value Features A set of 6 Arts & Crafts Cotswold School English Oak Chairs (4 dining and 2 carvers) by William Birch. This item features: Made in English Oak Curved single plank backs Ring turned legs and stretchers Size Approximate dimensions: overall height (carver) 106 cm (3 feet 5 and three quarters inches) overall width (carver) 60 cm (1 foot 11 and a half inches) overall depth (carver) 62 cm (2 feet and a half) seat height 48 cm (1 foot 7 inches) overall height (dining) 98 cm (3 feet 2 and a half inches) overall width (dining) 45 cm (1 foot 5 and three quarters inches) overall depth (dining) 46 cm (1 foot 6 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. 1920 Identification A well recognised William Birch Design About William Birch William Birch: William Birch Of High Wycombe was an Arts and Crafts furniture designer who specialised in chair making. He pioneered the development of Arts and Crafts furniture locally, and employed well-known designers such as E.G. Punnett, George Walton and Whitehead, adhering to core Arts and Crafts concepts, such as quarter-sawn hardwoods, exposed joints and vernacular craftsmanship, at affordable prices. He was a major supplier of furniture for Liberty and Co. and Goodyer's of Regent Street About English Oak English Oak: 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 Cotswold School Furniture The Cotswold School was a development of the Arts and Craft Movement started largely by Ernest Gimson and the brothers Sidney and Ernest Barnsley. The furniture is instantly recognisable with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, and use of beautiful materials. Cotswold School designs were crafted from local materials using traditional tools and techniques and with decorative details derived largely from utilitarian elements: exposed joinery, unusual panels, interesting pulls and latches crafted either from wood or from metal using traditional smithing techniques, and close attention to form as well as to wood grain and pattern. Where decorative details were added they generally took the form of traditional embellishment such as exposed joints, chamfered edges and chip carved edge details.The style was embraced and developed by other designers and craftsmen including Gordon Russell, Stanley Webb Davies in Cumbria, Sid Barnsley's son Edward, Arthur Romney Green in Hampshire, Robin Nance in St Ives and Ambrose Heal are a handful of such men out of many. The best developed their own style within the established tradition Condition Good clean condition. Some light marks on the fabric. 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 William Birch Set of 6 Arts & Crafts Cotswold School English Oak Chairs 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: Good clean condition. Some light marks on the fabric. 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, Brand: William Birch, Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: Arts & Crafts, Material: Oak

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