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A Stanley Webb Davies Indian silver greywood freestanding writing table,

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Stanley Webb Davies (1894 - 1978) An Indian silver greywood freestanding writing table, one long drawer between two graduated cedar lined drawers, stepped edge to the top, bevelled front to each drawer and to the panels forming the back, chamfering to the drawer surrounds, carved mahogany 'nip' handles, exposed wedged tenon construction, on two supports, each with stepped edge and four octagonal faceted legs on rotated octagonal faceted feet, stepped and chamfered arch to each apron, exposed dowel construction, designed by Stanley Webb Davies and made by Ernest John Oldcorn and Sidney Allan Johnson, design no. 1871, paper label inside central drawer, monograms and date incised inside frame, top left, dated 1950, 77cm (30.5in) high, 106cm (41.5in) wide, 53cm (21in) deep. Stanley Webb Davies, a Quaker, served in The Friends War Victims Relief Unit in WW1, building wooden houses for refugees. In 1920 he joined the Romney Green workshop. By 1926 he had established his own workshop in Windermere, Lake District. He retired in 1961. SOLD

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