Sorph1 A rare Arts & Crafts ‘Owl’ bedroom suite in original unpolished sweet chestnut circa 1904,
A wardrobe of two doors with raised, stepped, fielded panels enclosing shelves and hanging space with three graduated drawers with recessed, shaped squashed heart handles, inset wooden turnbuckle latch and one full length panelled door enclosing hanging space, 202cm (79.5in) high, 165cm (65in) wide, 59cm (23.25in) deep.
A pair of bedside cupboards with extending side flaps and shelf below the cupboard with shaped front with inset wooden turnbuckle latches, numbered 494 to the back, 77cm (30in) high, 71cm (28in) wide, 38cm (15in) deep.
A chest of drawers with two short above three long graduated drawers with raised, stepped, fielded panels and recessed, shaped, squashed heart handles, 107cm (42in) high, 107cm (42in) wide, 53cm (20.75in) deep
An 'Owl' cabinet/tallboy comprising two cupboards, the doors and roundels with chip carving and inset wooden turnbuckle latches, above two short and three long graduated drawers with raised stepped, fielded panels and recessed, shaped squashed heart handle, 152cm (60in) high, 112cm (44in) wide, 53cm (21in) deep.
A two drawer dressing table with adjustable round mirror with two further short drawers with raised, stepped, fielded panels and recessed, shaped, squashed heart handles and an open recess below the mirror, numbered 816 to the back, and matching stool, 151cm (60in) high, 107cm (42in) wide, 53cm (21in) deep.
The cabinet and bedside cupboards were exhibited at ‘Beauty’s Awakening’ the Centenary Exhibition of the Art Workers’ Guild in Brighton Museum 1984.
Illustrated in Sir Ambrose Heal and the Heal Cabinet Factory 1897 - 1939 by Oliver S Heal, pp 173 & 179.
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