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Stanley Webb Davies Walnut Dressing Table / Mirror

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)

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