Arts and Crafts Furniture
Here at Driscolls Antiques Ltd we stock a good selection of antique Arts and Crafts furniture for sale from the late Victorian and Edwardian periods in high quality timbers, such as Oak, Walnut and Mahogany. We sympathetically clean and restore them using traditional methods of restoration including hand wax finishing. Cheap UK and Worldwide delivery is available.
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Antique Arts and Crafts furniture was a movement caused by traditional cabinet makers looking to keep to their traditional values and craftsmanship when building furniture. They did not like the new form of mass production of furnishings, so they tried to promote hand crafted cabinet making only using quality woods such as oak or walnut.
Renowned furniture makers of this period include William Birch who was a specialist designer of fine chairs, E W Godwin, Pugin, Shapland & Petter, Morris & Co and Bruce Talbert who all produced some of the best quality arts and crafts designs and many of these pieces were made and sold by Liberty and Co of London. The use of oak was the main timber but some pieces were made from walnut, usually with superb quality brass fittings. Good quality examples can be found for sale on antiques world from the late Victorian and Edwardian periods