Oak Drawers by Waals

Designed by Peter Waals’s and made in his Chalford workshop.

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Art work details

Year of production :
1920
Category:
Bedroom Furniture
Dimensions :
H. 100cm; W. 99.3cm; D. 50.3cm
Credit Line :
Bequeathed by Mrs W A Evans in 1975

The octagonal handles on this piece are quite unusual. The design of the stand – with its dovetailed sides, the gouging on the inner side of the feet, and its gentle curve – are typical of the Cotswold tradition.

According to Waals’s workshop record book in Gloucestershire Record Office this piece was commissioned by W A Evans and cost £27.10.0 in April 1920. Evans, who was then living in Inglewood, Leicester designed by Gimson, commissioned a considerable amount of furniture from Waals between 1920 and ’21 which helped out his workshop on a stable footing.