Five examples of the Arts and Crafts style on thesaleroom.com including bookcases and candlesticks29 October 2019 Furniture and silver in the Arts and Crafts style remains a popular choice for buyers at auction. Here are five upcoming pieces available at auctions on thesaleroom.com.
1. ‘Shakespearean’ bookcase
The small Arts and Crafts bookcase, above, is made of stained pine but has an oak frame and shelves. The panels have patterns in the style of Victorian artist and designer Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898) and are inscribed with lines from William Shakespeare plays.
It is offered along with 40 of The Bard’s works, the volumes dating from c.1897. The lot is estimated at £300-500 at Roseberys of West Norwood, London on November 4.
2. Chest of drawers
This early 20th century boarded oak dressing chest is modelled on the styles pioneered by Arts and Crafts designers and offered by department store Liberty during this period.
It is estimated at £50-100 at Amersham Auction Rooms on November 7.
3. ‘Waterfall’ bookcase
This walnut ‘waterfall’ bookcase from c.1900 in the Arts & Crafts style is estimated at £400-600 at Dreweatts of Newbury, Berkshire.
4. Silver and oak candlesticks
A pair of Arts and Crafts style silver and oak candlesticks made by Chester sliversmiths Charles Perry & Co in 1931.
Offered together, they are estimated at £70-100 at the sale being held at Bamfords of Derby on October 30-November 1.
5. Silver bowl
This Arts and Crafts hammered silver bowl dates from 1905 and is marked for Johnson, Walker & Tolhurst Ltd of London. It sits in a riveted copper armature and is estimated at £2500-3500 at Roseberys of West Norwood, London on November 4.