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Stock ref: DS2143

1939

A superb walnut  Double Wardrobe from the Windermere, Cumbria workshop of Stanley Webb Davies, the renowned Cotswold School trained Arts and Crafts furniture maker. Stanley Webb Davies pieces are rare to the market and increasingly highly sought after, representing understated Arts and Crafts furniture at its very best, in the Cotswold School style of Gimson, Romney Green and the Barnsley's. Every piece is totally unique, SWD was resolute in never producing exactly the same design twice. Displaying the very finest cabinet making techniques and skills combined with meticulous attention to the smallest details. Comprises two detachable storage compartments  which sit into a base plinth. Typical curved edges, exposed cogged dovetailing, wedged tennons throughout and contrasting ebonised walnut handles.

Signed and dated in the expected SWD manner, made by Ernest J Oldcorn and Frank Gregory.

Photographed in 'as purchased' condition, slightly faded externally but completely sound. A clean, re-oil and wax will return the exterior to its former glory, like the interior which has lost none of its original hue. We will be pleased to discuss a sale for the piece as it is or fully refurbished in our workshop.  

Privately acquired  from the original owning family together with a dressing table /mirror made as part of the same commission, and later made shoe cupboard. 

Size: 157.5(w) x 56(d) x 193(h)cm,  62" (w) x 22"(d) x 76"(h)ins

Please contact us to discuss pricing

 

Stock ref: DS2144

1939

A superb walnut  Dressing Table and  full length Mirror from the Windermere, Cumbria workshop of Stanley Webb Davies, the renowned Cotswold School trained Arts and Crafts furniture maker. Stanley Webb Davies pieces are rare to the market and increasingly highly sought after, representing understated Arts and Crafts furniture at its very best, in the Cotswold School style of Gimson, Romney Green and the Barnsley's. Every piece is totally unique, SWD was resolute in never producing exactly the same design twice. We've sold a similar later made piece in the past, made by Stanley in 1955 for his brother, but the drawer arrangement is different as is the mirror. Displaying the very finest cabinet making techniques and skills combined with meticulous attention to the smallest details, even on the rear and the drawer bases and backs. For example, the rear hidden screw adjuster for the mirror is hand turned from contrasting dark walnut. Four graduated drawers to each side, original  keys and locks with a central mirror and drawer below, all the drawers with canted fronts and contrasting ebonised walnut handles. Typical curved edges, exposed cogged dovetailing and wedged tennons throughout.

Signed and dated in the expected SWD manner, made by Ernest J Oldcorn and Frank Gregory.

Superb colour and  condition following a clean, re-oil  and wax in our workshop. 

Privately acquired  from the original owning family together with a double wardrobe made as part of the same commission, and later made shoe cupboard. 

Size: 156(w) x 56.5(d) x 173.5(h)cm, 61 1/2"(w) x 22 1/4"(d) x 68 1/4"(h)

Please contact us to discuss pricing

Stock ref: DS2128

Circa mid 1920s-50s

A superb solid oak Desk Lamp from the Windermere, Cumbria workshop of Stanley Webb Davies, the renowned Cotswold School trained Arts and Crafts furniture maker. Stanley Webb Davies pieces are rare to the market and increasingly highly sought after, representing understated Arts and Crafts furniture at its very best, in the Cotswold School style of Gimson, Romney Green and the Barnsley's. Displaying the very finest cabinet making techniques and skills combined with meticulous attention to the smallest design and construction details.

This is a very rare opportunity to own a piece made by Stanley for his own personal use in his workshop office and his own home, Gatesbield, Windermere, and as such it is typically unsigned or dated.

Beautiful colour  and in excellent working condition following a sympathetic clean and re-wax in our workshop and replacement of the old electrical fittings with a new earthed brass bulb holder, 3 core earthed period braided wiring and 3 amp fused plug, to ensure compliance with modern electrical safety standards. The original vitreous Crabtree on/off switch (as used in all homes as light switches in the 1920s-40s) has been cleaned and tested and is in working order. We've photographed the old wiring, 2 pin plug and bulb holder and these are available to the new owner if they wish to retain them.

Excellent provenance, from the Stanley Webb Davies Personal Collection 2019. This particular piece is from his own Gatesbield office/showroom and home. As with all his personal family possessions it was inherited by his niece and it is from her estate that this collection has come to market. It is complimented by examples of original letter headed paper and  a showroom item tag used at his business which operated from 1923 -1960 in Windermere.

Size: base 17.8(w) x 17.8(d), arm reach 62cm, height 63.5cm

Please contact us for pricing

Stock ref: DS2125

Circa  mid1920s-50s

A superb solid walnut Table Lamp from the Windermere, Cumbria workshop of Stanley Webb Davies, the renowned Cotswold School trained Arts and Crafts furniture maker. Stanley Webb Davies pieces are rare to the market and increasingly highly sought after, representing understated Arts and Crafts furniture at its very best, in the Cotswold School style of Gimson, Romney Green and the Barnsley's. Displaying the very finest cabinet making techniques and skills combined with meticulous attention to the smallest details.

This is a rare opportunity to own a piece made by Stanley   for personal family use in his own home, Gatesbield, Windermere, and as such it is typically unsigned or dated.

Beautiful colour  and in excellent condition following a gentle clean and re-wax in our workshop and replacement of the old electrical fittings with a new brass bulb holder, 3 core earthed wiring and 3 amp fused plug, to ensure compliance with modern electrical safety standards. 

Excellent provenance, from the Stanley Webb Davies Personal Collection 2019. This particular piece is from his own Gatesbield home. As with all his personal family possessions it was inherited by his niece and it is from her estate that this collection has come to market. It is complimented by examples of original letter headed paper and  a showroom item tag used at his business which operated from 1923 -1960 in Windermere.

Size: 13.3(w) x 13.3(d) x 22.9(h)cm

Please contact us for pricing.

Just arrived.... a rare opportunity to own number of Stanley's personal pieces from his Gatesbield home and  residual unsold pieces from his workshop and showroom in Windermere which closed its doors in 1960.  As he and his wife Emily had no children, on his death in 1978,  his estate was bequethed to his neice. These pieces are on the  market for the first time, from her own estate.

Items include:
Low Armchair with original upholstery
Desk Lamp
Pair of Table Lamps
2 x Mirrors
Mirror

Each also includes some ephemera (SWD letter headed paper, item tag, image photo etc)

Please contact us for further details whilst we prepare the various items for sale.

 

Stock ref: DS1868

1952

An excellent set of 6 solid oak dining chairs from the Windermere, Cumbria workshop of Stanley Webb Davies, the renowned Cotswold School trained Arts and Crafts furniture maker. Stanley Webb Davies pieces are rare to the market and increasingly highly sought after, representing understated Arts and Crafts furniture at its very best, in the Cotswold School style of Gimson, Romney Green and the Barnsley's. Every piece is totally unique, SWD was resolute in never producing exactly the same design twice. Displaying the very finest cabinet making techniques and skills combined with meticulous attention to the smallest details. Signed and dated in the expected SWD manner, made by Sydney A. Johnston and numbered I to VI.

As you would expect from such high quality craftsmanship all the chairs are structurally sound,  with a more recent reupholstery in a plain cream white cotton to the drop-in padded seats. We have photograhed the chairs in 'as purchased' condition and, whilst fully usable as they are,  all would benefit from a clean and re-wax to remove accumulated grime and minor spill stains. We will be happy to discuss with clients their preferences and can price accordingly.

Size: 45.5(w) x 51.5(d) x 97.5(h)cm each

£ 3,750, previously 4,650 (Set of 6).

 

Stanley Webb Davies: Family, Friends and Furniture
Written by Ian Naylor & Harold Heys, published by Naylor Publishing 2016

 

Stock ref: DS1663

Stanley's legacy of fine furniture is increasingly well known and appreciated by collectors of Arts and Crafts furniture but relatively little has been researched and recorded, until now, about Stanley himself, particularly his early life which so clearly went on to inspire and influence the highly pricipled man and passionate craftsman he was throughout his adult life.

This new biography, produced with the assistance of his family descendants and friends, chronicles his most interesting life and work; his family background in cotton manufacturing in Lancashire, congregationalism and quakerism, schooldays and Oxford university, his objections to war and his subsequent relief work in France for 3 years with the Society of Friends. On return to the UK he honed his inate woodworking skills and trained under the tutelage of Arthur Romney Green,  before marriage to Emily and setting up home and business in Windermere, where he and Emily lived for the remainder of their lives. The business survived highs and lows for almost 40 years and the book chronicles Stanley and Emily's life through this period and into retirement and old age.

Wriiten by Ian Naylor, a keen admirer and collector of his work and retired journalist Harold Heys, the book is A4 sized with glossy soft cover, 188 pages and over 150 photographs, some never seen before from the family archive, and numerous other contributors, ourselves included, we're proud to say.

Available to collect from our home address in Kirkby Fleetham, Northallerton or from our showroom within the Preston Antiques Centre.

Packing and postage is available, pricing depending on the destination and service used. Please contact us to discuss this.

£ 15.00 (excluding P&P)

 

Stock ref: DS2145

1942

A superb solid walnut Shoe Cupboard by Stanley Webb Davies the renowned Cotswold School Arts and Crafts furniture maker the whose business operated in Windermere, Cumbria  from 1923-1960. Displaying the very finest cabinet making techniques and skills combined with meticulous attention to the smallest details. Especially selected and beautifully grained walnut panels inlaid into the twin doors with decorative chip carving around, and walnut handles. Typical curved edges, exposed cogged dovetailing and contrasting wedged tennons throughout.  Capacity for 12-16 pairs of your finest Manolo Blanick or Jimmy Choo shoes.

Photographed in 'as purchased' condition, colour faded externally but completely sound. A clean, re-oil and wax will return the exterior to its former glory, like the interior which has lost none of its rich hue. We will be pleased to discuss a sale for the piece as it is or fully refurbished in our workshop.

Signed and dated internally in the expected SWD manner, made by  Harry E Simpson.

Privately acquired  from the original owning family together with a double wardrobe and dresser with mirror. 

Size: 76.2(w) x 37(d) x 76.2(h)cm, 30"(w) x 14 1/2"(d) x 30"(h)ins

Sold

Stock ref: DS2124

Circa mid 1920s-50s

A superb solid walnut Table Lamp from the Windermere, Cumbria workshop of Stanley Webb Davies, the renowned Cotswold School trained Arts and Crafts furniture maker. Stanley Webb Davies pieces are rare to the market and increasingly highly sought after, representing understated Arts and Crafts furniture at its very best, in the Cotswold School style of Gimson, Romney Green and the Barnsley's. Displaying the very finest cabinet making techniques and skills combined with meticulous attention to the smallest details.

This is a rare opportunity to own a piece made by Stanley   for personal family use in his own home, Gatesbield, Windermere, and as such it is typically unsigned or dated.

Beautiful colour  and in excellent condition following a gentle clean and re-wax in our workshop and replacement of the old electrical fittings with a new brass bulb holder, 3 core earthed wiring and 3 amp fused plug, to ensure compliance with modern electrical safety standards. 

Excellent provenance, from the Stanley Webb Davies Personal Collection 2019. This particular piece is from his own Gatesbield home. As with all his personal family possessions it was inherited by his niece and it is from her estate that this collection has come to market. It is complimented by examples of original letter headed paper and  a showroom item tag used at his business which operated from 1923 -1960 in Windermere.

Size: 13.3(w) x 13.3(d) x 22.9(h)cm

Sold

Stock ref: DS2123

1957

A superb solid oak fabric upholstered Low Armchair from the Windermere, Cumbria workshop of Stanley Webb Davies, the renowned Cotswold School trained Arts and Crafts furniture maker. Stanley Webb Davies pieces are rare to the market and increasingly highly sought after, representing understated Arts and Crafts furniture at its very best, in the Cotswold School style of Gimson, Romney Green and the Barnsley's. Every piece is totally unique, SWD was resolute in never producing exactly the same design twice. Displaying the very finest cabinet making techniques and skills combined with meticulous attention to the smallest details. Signed and dated in the expected SWD manner, made by Sydney A. Johnston  and Ernest J Oldorn.

Stunning golden oak colour  and in excellent condition following a gentle clean and re-wax in our workshop.  The fabric upholstery is also original and in superb condition. 

Excellent provenance, from the Stanley Webb Davies Personal Collection 2019. This particular piece would have been residual showroom stock remaining, that Stanley retained himself at his Gatesbield home, when he closed his business in 1960. As with all his personal family possessions it was inherited by his niece and it is from her estate that this collection has come to market. It is complimented by an official image of the chair design from the SWD archive, written on the reverse by Stanley for design registration purposes, together with examples of original letter headed paper and  a showrroom item tag.

Size: 57(w) x 66(d) x 88(h)cm, seat height 34cm.

Sold

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