Arts & Crafts Dressing Table Chest of Drawers by Arthur Simpson of Kendal c.1900.

Exceptional oak dressing table chest of drawers by the celebrated Arts & Crafts cabinet makers Arthur Simpson of Kendal. With original shield shaped and bevelled mirror, angle adjustable on a superb quality bronze fitting. Over two small drawers, a dressing table surface and a chest of two short and two long drawers of graduated depth. Unusually shaped sides, raised and fielded drawer fronts, crisply carved and moulded detail to the uprights and sides. Retaining the original and beautiful hand made brass handles by Richard Rathbone of Liverpool (stamped on the rear). Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Matching wardrobe, marble top washstand and bedside cabinet sold separately.

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 48″, depth 22″. height 71″.
Year: c.1900.
Price: £1095
Stock Number: 33429