Arts & Crafts Bedside Cabinet by Arthur Simpson of Kendal c.1900.

Single Arts & Crafts oak bedside cabinet by Arthur Simpson of Kendal c.1900. Superb quality in solid oak throughout. Unusual shaped detail at the sides, Arched door panels with carved and moulded detail to the surround. Superb original brass handle by Richard Rathbone of Liverpool (stamped on the rear). Excellent colour and condition.
Matching wardrobe, dressing table chest of drawers and marble top washstand sold separetly

Simpson is one of the best regarded furniture makers of the Arts & Crafts period, famously uncompromising in the quality of materials and in the workmanship produced from his workshop in Kendal in Cumbria and retailed at The Handicrafts showroom in Windemere. Simpson was a close friend of the architect Charles Voysey who designed a house for Simpson. The two would often exhibit together and Simpson provided much of the furniture and woodwork for Voysey’s houses in the Lake District. Simpson also worked with H.M Baillie Scott at Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts house near Bowness now owned and run by the National Trust.


Dimensions: width 17½”, depth 16½”. height 29″.
Year: c.1900.
Price: £595
Stock Number: 33431