Stock ref: DS2069
Genuine A W Simpson of Kendal Arts and Crafts oak Serving Trolley. Of rectangular two tier form standing on its original brass and rubber castors with a pull out partitioned drawer and swivelling extending top. Correct ‘Handicrafts’ label and stamped with the number 8960 stamped into the wood, dating the piece to either circa 1900, 1921 or 1929. Collectors will know that the codes were re-started each time they got to 10,000, so do repeat, making it difficult to date pieces exactly.
Presents in wonderful condition, the wood displaying a lovely dark oak colour which we’ve re-waxed. The inner drawer looks to have been recently been baize lined, and we’ve had to re-glue a small section of the top edge upstand a showroom visitor broke whilst opening out the top incorrectly.
For those interested in learning more about his life and work i can highly recommend the following publications:
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.
Size: 40.5(w) x 61(d) x 74.5(h)closed. Top swivels and opens to max 81 x 61 cm