An Arts & Crafts Oak Settle att. to William Lethaby
This substantial Arts & Crafts settle is made of quarter-sawn oak with fine detailing such as the scrolling arms, tapering splats, moulded edges, serpentine horizontal members and exposed pegs. The inside of the plank sides and the loose cushion are upholstered in a brown faux-leather.
An example of this settle is held by the Geffrye Museum in London and its attribution to Lethaby comes from its exceptional similarity to a dining chair that is a known example of his work.
William Lethaby was a leading figure of the Arts & Crafts movement and a founding member of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society. He was also, along with Ernest Gimson and Sidney Barnsley, part of the short-lived yet influential cabinet-making enterprise of Kenton & Co.
114cm high, 124cm wide and 58cm deep.
The settle is in good and original condition with knocks and scratches in keeping with its age and a slight separation of the planks to the bottom half of one side. The upholstery is in good order but not original.
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