Walnut Sideboard by S Barnsley

Designed and made by Sidney Barnsley in his Sapperton workshop.

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Art work details

Year of production :
Cabinets and Sideboards
Dimensions :
H. 91.3cm; W. 192.3cm; D. 59.2cm
Credit Line :
Bequeathed by Mrs W A Evans in 1975

Walnut inlaid with ebony and ebony handles.

This sideboard is characterised by the use of contrasting timbers – the effect is heightened by the fading which has occurred to the walnut. The top of the sideboard is joined by double dovetails in ebony and the D-shaped handles. The effect of the contrasting timbers is balanced by the elaborate panelling on the doors and on the sides of this piece.

This piece was made for Arthur Gimson and bought by W A Evans in 1922. Sidney Barnsley made a similar piece for C Victor Smith, owner of the White House, Leicester in 1924.

Image 6 shows a design for two pieces of furniture by Barnsley, the one to the right is this sideboard. The drawing shows ebony and holly stringing along the edge; this was changed to plain ebony for this actual piece.