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PAST EXHIBITIONS IN SITU 2017

by Brian Thompson February 22, 2018

IN SITU 2017
A CHRISTMAS SELLING EXHIBITION
22 November to 22 December 2017
In Situ is an exhibition of some typical, high quality pieces of Arts & Crafts furniture shown in settings with Modern British paintings. Displayed on the furniture will be contemporary crafts including glass, ceramics, wood turnings.
London Fields, Night, 2004, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 30.5cm.
Private collection. The painting is featured in the book 'East End Vernacular - Artists who painted London's East End streets in the 20th Century'. The Gentle Author. October 2017.
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The furniture includes a rare 8 piece, quarter-sawn oak bedroom suite by the leading Cotswold School designer/maker, Peter Waals. The suite was commissioned from Peter Waals in the early 1930s and has not been on the market before now. It  includes a double wardrobe, 2 beds, 2 bedside tables, a dressing table,a table mirror and a cheval mirror.
Other furniture includes:
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An oak Arts & Crafts buffet sideboard attributed to M H Baillie Scott, one small cupboard over arched recess between two doors over lower tier with shaped front, unusually also doors to each side, with turned legs on pad feet, all doors, the top and the up-stand with typical Baillie Scott chequer ebony and box-wood inlay, central ebony and pewter inlay to the front doors of stylised yin-yan motif, brass drop-ring handles and plates, solid chamfered satin birch panelling to the back, design attributed to McKay Hugh Baillie Scott and maker J P White, at Pyghtle Works, Bedford, circa 1905, 99cm (39in) sideboard high, 116cm (45.5in) max high, 147cm (58in) wide, 71cm (28in) deep..Shown here with ceramics by Romilly Graham and 'John Bratby RA's Flower Piece' oil on canvas.
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A rare and finely figured Cotswold, sweet chestnut chest of drawers, two short above three long drawers, single width planks with exposed dovetails, wedged tenon construction to the top and sides, panelled back, bracket feet with through tenons, moulding to the frame and to the drawers, with brown oak ‘nip’ handles within oval insets and ebony escutcheons. The fine dovetails to the drawers suggest one of the English-trained cabinet makers employed by Ernest Gimson in the early years, possibly Harry Davoll, circa 1905, 91.5cm (36in) high, 114cm (45in) wide, 50cm (20in) deep. See : Cheltenham Museum Gimson Archive for similar, dated, designs. Shown here with Edward Wolfe RA's 'Portrait of Pat Nelson' oil on canvas, ceramics by Jill Fanshaw Kato and a wood turned vessel by
Richard Chapman.
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The Dressing table and mirror by Peter Waals shown here with Edward Wolfe RA's Nude Girl on a Cussion, pastel 1960s
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s6687 An Ambrose Heal designed oak reclining armchair with integral bookcase and drop-leaf table to the side, exposed dovetail construction to the fluted front and dental frieze to the bottom rail, circa 1930, 77cm (30in) high, 66cm (26in) deep, 71cm (28in) wide. Illustrated in Heal's catalogue for 1932.
s6605 An early Ambrose Heal quarter sawn oak chest of  two short drawers over two long drawers with fine 'London lapped' dovetails, reeded moulding to the front supports, brass Yattendon design handles and escutcheons, designed by Ambrose Heal, circa 1904, 94cm (33in) high, 91cm (30in) wide, 47cm (18.5in) deep. See Oliver Heal : Sir Ambrose Heal and the Heal Cabinet Factory 1897 - 1939, pp 174, 175.
s6665A walnut, English Art Deco, standard lamp with turned cup decoration on concentric circular base, circa 1930, 163cm (64in) high
Shown with a pair of Goburg iron candelabra and Kyrenia Harbour, oil on board by J H Rothera.
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s6697  A cherry mahogany low cabinet of stepped form with dowel construction, moulded edges, on fluted square feet, panelled door cupboard, one long drawer over three short drawers over one long drawer, all graduated, stepped carved handles, each drawer with characteristic spring-ball catch, open book shelf. Designed by Betty Joel (1894 - 1985)paper it is label' "Token" Hand-Made furniture,  Made by W Perkins at "Token" Works Portsmouth 1929', 85cm (33in) max high, 153cm (60in) wide, 38cm (15in) deep.
ups37 A fine early 1960s Danish, hardwood, armchair with shaped arms and back, riveted construction, black leatherette upholstery, by Mogens Kold, labelled, designed by Johannes Andersen (born 1903), 104cm (41in) max high, 58cm (23in) wide.
Shown with two glass bowls by Steven Newell and John Melville's A Grain of the Absolute, oli on canvas 1967.
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s6663  A figured walnut two door wardrobe over two drawers, three stepped fielded panels to the sides, moulded edges, shaped apron on chamfered sledge feet, the doors with multi faceted raised fielded panels, each surrounded by holly and ebony barber-pole inlay, the drawer fronts with raised, fielded panels, hand cut hinges and shaped and chased drop handles to the doors, octagonal plates and ring handles to the drawers, all made by Alfred Bucknell, cedar lined drawers, cedar shelves with moulded beading edges to the interior, Hobbs & Co locks, designed by Ernest Gimson, made by Peter Waals circa 1910, 204cm (80in) high, 112cm (44in) max wide, 63cm (25in) deep. See: Cheltenham Museum archive for many of these design details, also Studio Decorative Art 1911.
srdr04A fine Cotswold English walnut high-back armchair with chip carving to the curved lattice back, raised chamfered panels to the front and side of the seat and curved arm supports, standing on octagonal legs with exposed through tenon construction to the stretchers and drop in suede seat, designed by Ernest Gimson, made by Theo Dalrymple and stamped and labelled 'Chairman's Chair', circa 1930. Max height at the back is 127cm (60in), max width 61cm (24in) and max depth 48cm (19in).
Here are some general shots of the exhibition. If you would like better pictures and more details and price of any items please contact us.
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 Phelan Gibb Abstract Townscape, Gouche, S4580 A green stained Cotswold style birch miniature chest of drawers/table chest, S6722A Heal's 'Ogden' Range weathered light oak quarter sawn Cotswold chest of drawers.
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s6725 Heal's a pair of British Modernist armchairs with semi-circular steam bent oak arms. s6699 Betty Joel (1894 - 1985) a cherry mahogany occasional table of dowel construction.
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Some of Sarah Perry's ceramics.
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s3121 A Leerdam freeblown pale amber cased glass vase of ovoid form, circa 1936, ups10 A clear crystal glass faceted vase with engraved female nude designed by Nils Landberg (1907-1991) for Orrefors, Sweden, in 1939, s6698 Betty Joel (1894 - 1985) a cherry mahogany Wellington chest of drawers.
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Steven Newell glass
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s6510 & s6692 A harlequin set of six oak high back ladder-back 'Gimson' chairs (two arms, four sides) with dowel construction. 
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Some of Jill Fanshawe Kato's ceramics
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s6701 A pair of oak Heal's reclining booktable armchairs with integral bookcase and drop-leaf table to the side
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s6991 Set of Cotswold style oak lattice back dining chairs, two arms, four sides attributed to Heals. s6399 An oak  Wycliffe chair with angular shaped back and seat, splayed legs and drop-in rush seat, designed by Leonard Wyburd for Liberty's,
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s6375 A Cotswold chestnut waterfall front open bookcase of seven graduated shelves, on chamfered sledge feet and shaped and chamfered apron, with exposed dovetail construction to the top, after a design by Ernest Gimson and Peter Waals, circa 1920
Romilly Graham ceramics.= and a series of books with Glasgow style covers.
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ups24 Lucian Ercolani (1888 - 1976). A beech, with elm arms, armchair, dowel construction, original upholstery cushions, designed by Lucian Ercolani, made by Furniture Industries Ltd (Ercol) circa 1955,. s6715 Lucian Ercol (1888 - 1976) A figured elm three drawer chest of drawers, exposed dovetail and dowel construction to the top and sides, with turned and scalloped handles, on original castors, labelled 'Ercol' on the panelled back, circa 1960. 1960s glass bowl and vase.  s6646 A 1960s teak and brass table lamp on round base, re-wired,  s6600 Mary White (born 1930) A length of cotton, screen printed fabric of 'Coppice' pattern, designed by Mary White for Heal's in 1954.
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ups37 A fine early 1960s Danish, hardwood, armchair with shaped arms and back, riveted construction, black leatherette upholstery, by Mogens Kold, labelled, designed by Johannes Andersen (born 1903).  s4389  A bronze double inkwell with integral pen tray surmounted by a sculpture of a tiger, signed by A Puchegger circa 1910,  s6645 An Art Deco bronze angled desk lamp, possibly American re-wired, circa 1935.  s6717. Edward Wolfe Female nude and Abstract.
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Brian Thompson
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