A Heals and Co Arts and Crafts oak bedroom suite of superior quality designed by Ambrose Heals consisting of a treble wardrobe, dressing table, a pair of 3' wide beds which can easily be made into a 6' wide king size bed just by butting the two singles together, and a matching bedroom chair.
The treble wardrobe with flaring cornice inlaid with Ebony and Pewter with a central cupboard each door with circular Ebony and Pewter inlays, 4 drawers below with brass swan neck handles flanked by two further cupboards with flowing Ebony and Pewter inlays surrounded by chequered with double line Ebony and Pewter inlays and brass drop handles each with full length hanging space with retracting and extending hanging rails, the whole on subtle arching feet.
See Hoffmann, Julius, jnr. ‘Der Moderne Stil’ Stuttgart 2006, p. 103, fig. 5 for an illustration of the dressing table and side chair.
The dressing table with arched top mirror supported on unusual oval shaped uprights of sculptural form, the arched top with Ebony and Pewter chequered inlays and the swivel mirror with Ebony and Pewter diamond and feather inlays with a row of 3 jewellry drawers and 2 larger drawers below the whole on 4 conforming subtley tapering oval shaped sculptured legs united by a classic H stretchewith a wonderful mitre'd joint.
The pair of 3' beds with flowing Ebony and Pewter inlays to the tops of the head and footboards matching the wardrobe outer door inlays, both beds with their original Heals labels.
A matching bedroom chair with Ebony and Pewter chequered inlays with cane seats and subtley square tapering to oval shaped sculptured legs matching the dressing table legs and mirror supports.
Wardrobe Height 76 1/2", Depth 24", Width 79".
Dressing table Height 60", Width 42", Depth 21". Circa 1898.