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A sweet chestnut Arts & Crafts bedroom suite, designed by Ambrose Heal

The Millinery Works

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Ambrose Heal Design: An unpolished sweet chestnut Arts & Crafts bedroom suite, designed by Ambrose Heal in 1903 consisting of:

A  wardrobe, two doors with framed, flush panels and recessed, wooden turn buckle latch handles over one long drawer of fine, hand-cut, 'London lapped' dovetail construction, raised, stepped, fielded panel front and recessed, squashed heart handles, inside right hand door original long mirror with faceted frame, tongue and groove construction to the back, stamped '483', plinth base, 190cm (75in) high, 113cm (44.5in) max wide, 53cm (21in) deep. 

Ambrose Heal Design An unpolished sweet chestnut Arts & Crafts chest of drawers, exposed dovetails to the moulded and stepped top, four graduated long drawers of fine, hand-cut, 'London lapped' dovetail construction, each with raised, stepped, fielded panel fronts and recessed squashed heart handles, arched sides and apron, tongue and groove construction to the back, stamped '178',  93cm (36.5in) high, 91cm (36in) wide, 50cm (19.5in) deep.

Ambrose Heal Design An unpolished sweet chestnut Arts & Crafts dressing table, adjustable circular looking-glass within arched support, exposed dovetails, open recess between two short drawers with inset squashed heart handles, moulded edge to the table top, two short drawers over one long drawer, each with fine, hand-cut, 'London lapped' dovetail construction, raised, stepped, fielded panel fronts and recessed squashed heart handles, stamped '173' to back, designed by Ambrose Heal in 1903, 152cm (60in) high, 107cm (42in) max wide, 50cm (19.5in) deep. 

See: Oliver S Heal "Ambrose Heal and the Heal Cabinet Factory 1897 - 1939" p.165



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