Puritan Values Ltd, The Dome, Arts and Antiques
SOLD - Heals, Gordon Russell and Brynmawr

SOLD Heals 4
Heals sideboard.
Circa 1930's.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 5
A Heals Arts and Crafts oak wardrobe with central peacock inlaid with ebony, pewter and mother of pearl.
Circa 1900. Width 6' 4". Height 6' 4.5". Depth 22".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 6
'The St Ive's'. An Arts and Crafts 1/4 sawn Oak linen press in the Cotswold style designed by Ambrose Heal. With iron strap hinges, iron latch handle to the cupboard doors and iron handles to the drawers with heart shape escutcheons.
Circa 1900. Width of cornice 47 1/2", Depth of cornice 22 1/2", Height 75".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 7
A single oak Arts and Crafts wardrobe by Heals and Son.
Circa late 1890's.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 8
An Oak Linen press.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 9
An Oak bookcase.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 10
An oak double wardrobe by Ambrose Heal, the flat cornice with chequered inlay below and marquetry panels to the central cupboard.
Height 75", Depth 21", Width 61 1/2". Circa 1900.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 11
An Oak chest of drawers. Bronzed handles.
Circa 1895. Width 42", Depth 21", Height 30".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 12
An Arts and Crafts golden oak dining table by Heals.
Circa 1920. Length 7', Width 35 1/2".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 13
An Arts and Crafts Oak refectory dining table attributed to Heals.
Circa 1930's. Length 60", Width 36".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 14
A Teak garden suite with square chairs that fit neatly away under the table.
Circa 1920's.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 15
A pair of oak dining table by Heals and Son
Circa 1910. Length 54", Width 30".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 16
An oak chest of drawers.
Circa 1900. Height 41",Width 36", Depth 18 1/2".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 17
An Arts and Crafts Oak chest of five drawers attributed to Heals. Circa 1930's.
Height 42", Depth 19", Width 36".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 18
A limed Oak bow fronted chest of drawers with carved decoration and ebony handles to the drawers.
Circa 1900. Width 36", Depth 21", Height 32".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 19
A set of four oak Arts and Crafts rush seat dining chairs by Heals and Son with lattice backs.
Circa 1920.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 20
A set of four oak Arts and Crafts dining chairs by Heals and Sons with lattice backs.
Circa 1900.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Heals 21
An Arts and Crafts 1/4 sawn Oak linen press with copper strap hinges and handles.
Circa 1900. Width of cornice 42 1/2", Depth of cornice 21", Height 76".
Sold to a beautiful couple on their wedding anniversry. Congratulations to you two love birds! :)
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SOLD Gordon Russell 1
A Gordon Russell Oak twin pedestal desk, with bog oak handles sweetly incorporating the escutions. The left hand cupboard opening to reveal a bank of four filing drawers.
Height 30", Length 52", Depth 27 /2".
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SOLD Gordon Russell 2
A Gordon Russell desk top set of drawers made with English oak and Walnut with sculptured handles.
Height 11", Depth 8", Width 25 1/2". Circa 1900.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Gordon Russell 3
A Cotswold style desk attributed to Gordon Russell and recessed cupped handles.
Height 31 1/2", Length 45", Depth 24". 1930's.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Brynmwar 1
A superb quality chunky Arts and Crafts Oak 8 seater 'Tretower' refectory dining table designed by Paul Matt who was the key figure in the design and manufacture of Brynmawr Furniture, son of a German cabinet maker (who had made furniture to the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh), Matt served his apprenticeship with his father. He arrived in Brynmawr in 1929, keen to help in the Quaker project however he could. He set up the furniture workshop early in 1930. What is revealed by his designs for Brynmawr furniture is a knowledge of The Arts and Crafts movement, and continental Modernism, combined with a very practical approach to the materials, facilities and labour available. This is a pure hand craftsman built table.
I would like to thank Neil and Debra for providing me with much of the information above on Paul Matt and The Brynmawr Furniture Co.
Here is some information I have managed to unearth about Brynmawr Furniture Makers particularly a wonderful testimony about a truly beautiful gentleman who spent much of his life at Brynmawr. Any more information would be gratefully recieved. Enjoy the read !
23.58 Testimony concerning Arthur Basil Reynolds (1903-1960):
Arthur Basil Reynolds ... had that strong sense of the indwelling spirit of God which perforce claimed kinship with everything good and of enduring value in other men and in the world at large. He worked for the continuity of the good life; and to preserve what was good from the past, to hold fast and perpetuate what was good in the present and to work for the hope of good in the future. He was a man of creative imagination, a craftsman with vision and courage who delighted in the work of his hands and was able to inspire others with the same spirit. He had the seeing eye and the unerring hand to translate the vision into actuality. As he walked the countryside a twig in the hedge would suggest a shape of grace and gaiety and his penknife would speedily produce a dancing figure of elfish beauty. All that he touched witnessed to this creative power. His training as a cabinet-maker was put to use in the workshops at Brynmawr during the unemployment and distress of the depression, when he worked with Friends and others to provide employment and thus to bring renewed hope and self-respect to the mining community. He became manager of the Brynmawr Furniture Makers, an undertaking that successfully produced worthy and beautiful furniture. Hereford and Radnor Monthly Meeting, 1961
written by Garth Reynolds :-
I have today seen the Testimony to Arthur Reynolds on your web site, and I note that you would like to hear anything further about him. I am his eldest son, and was born in Brynmawr whilst he was working for the Brynmawr Furniture company. Initially he went there as designer, but after Paul Matt moved on to another similar project my father became manager. In, I believe 1938/9 we all moved back to his home town of Bridport in Dorset. When war broke out he joined up in the R.A.O.C. and rose through the ranks to Majour, and was awarded the M.B.E. After the war he set up his own company Reynolds Woodware Ltd. in Ludlow, where he continued to make Arts and Crafts style furniture mainly following Earnest Gimson and latterly other solid wood furniture of his own distinctive designs. In 1948 I joined the company as an apprentice for five years, and then after serving for two years with the Friends Ambulance Unit International Service, as an alternative to the then compulsory military service, I worked for two years as a journyman with Gordon Russell of Broadway, before returning to Reynolds Woodware. When my father died suddenly in 1960 at only 57 I took over the running of the company, with my younger brother, and although design styles changed over the years, much of what we produced was made of solid wood, and had at least echos of the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1976 I designed a suite of dining furniture in the style of Charles Rene Macintosh of which we were only going to make 30 sets, to mark the 30th anniversary of the company. However in early January 1977 the factory was destroyed by fire, and only some five or six sets were actually made and sold. Although we restarted in other premesis in Ludlow, for various reasons we were not successful, and in 1979/80 the company folded and I went on to work elsewhere. I am now retired but still retain a small workshop, making a few pieces mainly in the style of C.R.M. If there is anything further I can tell you about the remarkable man who was my father I would be very pleased to help. Regards Garth Reynolds.
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SOLD Brynmwar 2
An Arts and Crafts Oak chest of seven drawers by Brynmawr.
Circa 1930's. Height 44", Depth 21", Width 36".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Brynmwar 3
An Arts and Crafts oak chest of four drawers by Brynmawr. Circa 1930's.
Height 37 1/2", Depth 18", Width 30".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Brynmwar 4
An Arts and Crafts Oak bureau by Brynmawr.
Circa 1930's. Height 42", Depth 19", Width 33".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Brynmwar 5
An Arts and Crafts Oak chest of five drawers by Brynmawr.
Circa 1930's. Height 42", Depth 19", Width 36".
£SOLD.
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SOLD Brynmwar 6
An oak bedside cabinet attributed to Brynmawr with exposed dovetails and a sweet Ebony handle.
£SOLD.
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SOLD Brynmwar 7
A good quality oak dressing table made by Brynmawr. The handles are hand carved from solid Red Walnut giving them a refined designer look. With a unique petite pair of stylish matching bedroom chairs.
Dressing Table : Height 56", Width at the feet 39 1/4"
£SOLD.
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SOLD Brynmwar 8
A Brynmawr oak bedside cabinet with exposed dovetails to the top and to the base with a drop down door.
Height 27 1/2", Depth 10 1/2", Width 14 1/2". Circa 1895.
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