Six Cotswold School 'Bedales' Dining Chairs
This set of Cotswold School 'Bedales' chairs comprises two carvers and four side chairs, all made of ash with rush seats. The simple, classic Arts & Crafts design has turned legs, shaped back slates and turned finials.
The 'Bedales' chair was designed by Ernest Gimson in 1906 and this set dates to the mid-20th century. Five of the chairs were made by Gimson's apprentice, Edward Gardiner, between 1948 and 1958 and each bears his stamp to the back leg. One of the carvers is a little later and was possibly made as a replacement (see final photograph). It is the work of Gardiner's apprentice, Neville Neal, and is stamped with his name.
We have another pair of 'Bedales' chairs in stock if a set of eight is required.
The carvers measure 98cm high, 57cm wide and 51cm deep.
The side chairs are 98cm high, 46.5cm wide and 45cm deep.
They are all in very good and solid condition with the rush seats in excellent order.
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