Jac van den Bosch vanity table

A vanity table by Amsterdamse School designer Jac van den Bosch. Circa 1906.

Burnished initials and a ‘t Binnenhuis metal label to the underside.

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Set of six Arts & Crafts oak dining chairs. 1920s-30s.

Narrow British oak dining chairs. 1920s-30s.

These Arts & Crafts chairs are in the Cotswold style and combine elements of British Arts & Crafts with elements of the European modernist movement. The Cotswold School was a development of the Arts and Craft Movement started largely by Ernest Gimson and the brothers Sidney and Ernest Barnsley. The furniture is instantly recognisable with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, and use of beautiful materials.

Hand made with small variations. They have been varnished in the last decade.

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19th century English Gothic Revival fire set.

19th Century bronze, brass and wood fire set including two stands and three tools.

There is a mid-c19th lozenge shaped registration mark to each stand.

In the midst of the c19th industrial boom, the enthusiasm for the Gothic period, seen as an exemplary society in which the arts blossomed in a mystical and fraternal spirit, was set against what were considered the degrading effects, of mechanisation.
In England, Gothic revival style was applied to large public buildings and was widely used by the great ‘manufactories’ of art and industry in the manufacture of products up until the 1880’s.
Superb quality, this set has similarities to a range of c19th British architect /designers from Pugin (Talbert and Burges) to Dr. Christopher Dresser.

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Dom Hans van der Laan [Netherlands 1904-1991]
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An early example of the furniture designed by the Benedictine monk/architect Dom Hans van der Laan. This oak pew/bench (settle) is believed to have come out of the Sint Stanislas Chapel, built in 1955/56 in the city of Delft in the Netherlands (building by Jan vd Laan, brother of Hans). It would have mostly likely been removed at the time when the chapel was refurbished in the 1980s-90s.

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