Stock ref: DS1132
Circa 1930s / early 1940s
Solid walnut waste paper bin / planter with contrasting rosewood handles and feet. Of square form with a slight taper to the base. Superb colour and condition externally with just minor internal light staining commensurate with everyday usage as intended.
This piece is unmarked but was acquired as part of a larger collection of pieces with excellent provenance to a Windermere family with a significant collection of Arthur Simpson and Stanley Webb Davies Arts and Crafts furniture, all acquired in the pre war years. It is also constructionally very similar to the oak planter / waste paper bin that bears an AWS label and was from the same collection of pieces.
Size: 20.5(w) x 20.5(d) x 26.5(h). Note the width including handles is 23.5cm
For those keen to learn more about Arthur Simpson of Kendal i can highly recommend the following books:
The Beautiful Furniture of The Simpsons of Kendal, Hugh Wright, 2011.
The Simpsons of Kendal, Craftsmen in Wood 1885-1952, Eleanor Davidson, 1978.