Arts & Crafts Marble Top Washstand by Arthur Simpson of Kendal c.1900.

Superb oak and marble top washstand by the celebrated Arts & Crafts cabinet makers Arthur Simpson of Kendal c.1900. Large washstand with a beautiful faun coloured travertine marble top and splash-back over a small single door cupboard and an open recess. Folding brass towel rail to one the left hand side. Moulded top rail, carved detail to the door front to match the panels on the wardrobe. Unusual design to the sides of the legs which are joined with a small stretcher shelf at the rear. Original brass handle by Richard Rathbone of Liverpool (stamped on the rear). Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Matching wardrobe, dressing table chest of drawers 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: Dimensions: width 50″, depth 23″. height 53″.
Year: c.1900.
Price: £1095
Stock Number: 33430