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Arthur Simpson of Kendal Oak & Leather ‘Easy Stool’

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Stock ref: DS1093

Circa 1922

Genuine A W Simpson rectangular oak and lattice leather topped ‘Easy Stool’. The webbed leather seating is held in place by copper upholstery studs. Four square corner legs, joined by stretchers, each tapering to an octagonal foot. Correct painted brass
label to the underside, also inscribed  with the job number 7327 and patent registration number 695391. Very popular in the early 20th C, it was the only item Simpson’s patented in an effort to stop other manufacturers inferior copies.

Superb condition, the oak has a lovely aged and waxed patina and all the joints are sound. The leather has been replaced in the past and presents with a lighter colour on exposed parts but is much darker to unexposed surfaces.

Size: 40.5(w) x 30.5(d) x 30.5(h) cm.

For those interested in learning more about his life and work I can highly recommend the following two books:
The Simpsons of Kendal, Craftsmen in Wood 1885 – 1952 by Eleanor Davidson, published 1978.
The Beautiful Furniture of The Simpsons
of Kendal by Hugh Wright, published 2011.  (Author of Stanley Webb Davies) 



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