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Cotswold School Furniture

Cotswold 8.
Ernest Gimson. A rare and important Cotswold school walnut gate leg table. The design for this table attached here is held in the Cheltenham Trust Borough Council's Archives. Ernest Gimson & Sidney Barnsley Archive, No. 1941.22.393, inscribed Folding Tea.
H 27", W 38" Open, W 13" Closed.
C.1900
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Cotswold 9.
A beautiful Cotswold School rocking chair, made by Edward Gardiner. These tradition chairs are steeped in history, their design have evolved from a long line of English chair makers going back to the late 17thC and 18thC. Edward Gardiner was encouraged to take up chair making by Ernest Gimson who in turn was encouraged by Philip Clissett. Clissett had been making traditional ladder back chairs from as early as 1838, those skills passed down to him becoming a famous master craftsman of his own generation because of his fortuitous connection with the Arts and Crafts Movement and it's call to honest handmade goods. He was discovered by Ernest Gimson who spent a few weeks with Clissett in C1890 to learn the art of chair making which Gimson in turn passed onto Edward Gardiner and encouraged him in around 1904. Gardiner then developed his own art and style of chair making in the traditional way. Always handmade usually from Ash making them quite tactile, extremely strong and durable, yet very lightweight and therefore easy to move around. This traditional way English ladderbacks were made is where the original Shaker furniture making tradition came from. Ann Lee and her husband Abraham Stanley, the very first 'Shaker Quakers' to emigrate from the UK to Colonial America in 1774 bought the essence of what Clissett and his forefathers stood for. Clissett was once described by Alfred Powell as resembling, ‘what the old aristocratic poor used to be’....
H 42", W 21", D 25.5".
C.1900
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Cotswold 10.
Edward Barnsley designed by, made by Charles Bray.
A superior and impressive Cotswold School walnut breakfront glazed bookcase/cabinet designed by Edward Barnsley, and made by Charles Bray, dated 1932, with fine ebony and chequer inlaid detailing around each of the upper glazed doors with turned ebony handles and adjustable shelves behind. Flanked by slender concealed cupboards with adjustable shelves and further open adjustable shelves to each of the ends, the lower section with three conforming shaped cupboards with double fielded doors flanked with fitted end cabinets, with five drawers of various depths to each.
Provenance Mrs D.E. Neale, commissioned in 1932. Aspects of Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Arts,Fischer Fine Art, catalogue number 6 illustrated page 13, description page 15 Private collection.
H 77', W 88', D 24'.
1932
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Cotswold 11.
A pair of Cotswold Arts and Crafts oak bed side table/bookcases with exposed dovetail construction on sledge style feet attributed to Edward Barnsley, 1 stamped 45 the other 32 to the under tier.
Height 27", Width 17 3/4", Depth 13". Circa 1900.
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Cotswold 12.
Ernest Gimson, designed by. A rare pair of Sheradised steel candlesticks, made by Alfred Bucknell, punched and chased with geometric design to the top, with a central knop positioned to aid handling.
Height 9" Width at base 5 1/2". Circa 1910.
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Cotswold 13.
A high quality hand crafted oak and rush seated double stool probably made by Edward Gardiner with incised marking lines to the legs for precise measuring of the joints. All pegged joints with with hand cut oak U supports to the underneath and an extra stretcher to the upper middle for added strength.
H 16', D 15 1/2', L 54 3/4'.
1910
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Cotswold 15
A rare and important Arts and Crafts oak dining table by Ernest Gimson with Hayrake detailed stretcher.
Length 6'6", Width 41 1/2", height is just under 29".
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Cotswold 16.
Cotswold School Arts and Crafts two tier walnut craftsman made side table with arch supports and through tennon details, on sledge style feet.
Height 19.5" , Width 24" , Depth 17.75".
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Cotswold 17
Arts and Crafts oak refectory table made by Peter Waals, with high stretcher and chamfered through tennons and shaped tapering feet. For similar examples see 'Modern British Furniture' page 179 and 'The Studio Year Book 1928.
Length 6' Width 27 1/2". Circa 1900.
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Cotswold 18
A rare and important pair of hand formed steel candlesticks designed by Earnest Gimson and made by Alfred Bucknell. The last three images are his original signed drawings, held in The Cheltenham Museum Collections.
Height 11 1/2", Width 6".
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Cotswold 19
A little Arts and Crafts Cotswold School craftsman made dressing table, with through tennon and exposed dovetail details on seldge style feet, attributed to Edward Barnsley.
Height 53", Width 33 1/2", Depth 17".
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Cotswold 20
An Arts and Crafts Cotswold School craftsman made oak low sideboard.
Height 27 3/4", Width 54" Depth 21 3/4". Circa 1900.
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Cotswold 21
An Arts and Crafts oak adjustable bookstand with carved flowing petal details.
Height 10", Width 9".
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Cotswold 22
Arts and Crafts Cotswold School drop leaf dining table with lattice work ends and exposed tennons to the top the legs united by twin floor stretchers.
Height 24", Width closed 10", Width open 23 1/2". Circa 1900.
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Cotswold 24
Four Arts and Crafts Cotswold School ladder back armchairs called 'The Clisset' made by Edward Gardner, one is stamped on the inside leg. With scribed legs and dowelled at each joint. One has had some damage to the right side of the ladders but has been repaired well (Images attached). There are FIVE matching dining chairs below.
Circa 1890.
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Cotswold 25
Five Arts and Crafts Cotswold School ladder back's called 'The Clissett' probably made by Edward Gardner. I also have four closely matching armchairs in stock which can be seen above. I have shown the most suitable one of the three which would go perfectly with this set of five to make a set of six if required (last two images).
Circa 1905.
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Cotswold 30
A small Arts and Crafts wall mirror with bevelled stylised flower to the glass and small lower shelf. Height 22", Width at base 12 1/2". Circa 1905.
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Cotswold 31
Arts and Crafts Cotswold School oak rocking chair with newly laid rush seat.
Circa 1910.
Height 40.5", Seat Height 16", Width 23", Depth 28.5"
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Cotswold 50.
A Cotswold School hanging corner cabinet Romney Green.
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Cotswold 51
A Cotswold School coalbox by Ernest Gimson with chip carving and exposed tennons. The handle is almost identical to oak dresser's Gimson designed. This is a rare and early example of Gimsons work.
Height 20", Width 18" Depth 13" ( handle protrudes another 2"). Circa 1890.
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Cotswold 52.
Ernest Barnsley. A highly important Cotswold School oak chest of drawers made around 1902 during the short period of his partnership with Ernest Gimson at Daneway.
Measures Height 36”, Width 40”, Depth 20”
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Cotswold 53
A super quality Cotswold style oak dining table designed by Edward Barnsley for the Rural Industries Bureau.
Height 29", Length 6' 3" Depth 36".
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Cotswold 53A
A super quality pair of Cotswold style oak armchairs designed by Edward Barnsley for the Rural Industries Bureau.
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Cotswold 54
A pair of Armchairs designed by Ernest Gimson and made by Edward Gardener.
Circa 1905.
£SOLD.
Ernest Gimson revived this ancient village craft of making ash and oak chairs with rush seats to the true traditions of The Arts and Crafts Movement. Philip Clissett was a very skilled chair maker working at Bosbury in Herefordshire since 1838 and Gimson took lessons from him in 1890. Gimson's workshops were at Daneway in Gloucestershire and he inspired and taught Edward Gardiner this old art of chair making. Edward Gardiner later moved to Warwickshire where he worked until he died in 1958.

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Cotswold SOLD 56.
A Walnut corner cupboard the original design by Ernest Gimson and Sidney Barnsley. Although this is superb quality I feel it is not quite up to the quality that Gimson and Barnsley were producing at the turn of the century and therefore later somewhere before the 1920's. There is a photograph of an oak version on page 99, fig 64 of 'Gimson and the Barnsleys' by Mary Greensted 1980, (it is situated behind the white ladder back chair images). For a later rendition which is in Lotherton Hall. See also Gilbert, Christopher 'Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall', vol I, London 1978, p. 59, no. 41, illustrated with the design sketch. This version of 1903 is in oak and was purchased by Henry H. Peach, Dryad Works, Leicester in 1915.
Height 78 1/2" 200cm, Depth from back along each side 22" 55cm, Width 39" 98cm.
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Cotswold SOLD 60
A top quality Cotswold School oak and burr walnut cabinet on stand.
Height 68 3/4" Depth 16 1/4" Width 33 1/4". Circa 1900.
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Cotswold SOLD 61.
An Arts and Crafts oak sideboard by Romney Green.
Height 31", Depth 20", Length 70". Circa 1900.
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Cotswold SOLD 62.
An Arts and Crafts style coffee table by The Barnsey Workshops. With bold use of timber and made with exposed joints, through tenons and foxwedges. Stamped Barnsley.
Circa 1950's.
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Cotswold SOLD 63.
A Cotswold School dining table with eight matching chairs consisting of an eight seater octagonal dining table with four stretchers united by a wonderful cross/square detail with exposed dovetail and peg joints, the eight chairs with upholstered seats and backs and exposed finger joints to the top and raised stretchers.
Table Width 57 1/2".
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Cotswold SOLD 64.
A superb quality chunky Arts and Crafts Oak eight-seat '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 his 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.

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Cotswold SOLD 65
An Arts and Crafts oak blanket chest by Reynolds of Ludlow. Hand picked quarter sawn oak giving beautiful grain figuring to the top, with a chestnut lined interior to keep the moths away. A great size to perfectly sit at the end of a double bed or where ever suits. Has a lot of storage space and the perfect height to sit upon to pull your slippers on.
Height 17” Depth 17 3/4” Width 48 3/4.
C1900.
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