1920'S OAK FIRE SCREEN BY ARTHUR SIMPSON OF KENDAL
1920's Oak Fire Screen by Arthur Simpson of Kendal.
A superb hand carved solid oak fire screen by Arthur W Simpson of Kendal in nineteen twenty. In superb, original condition, the carving features entwined grapes and vines with obelisk style finials to the top and shaped feet. Lots of attention to details with the oak sections having chamfered edges. The screen features a period, original woolwork, game bird scene. The panel on the back can easily be acessed to change the woolwork if desired. In excellent, clean and original condition.
Simpson is one of the forgotten masters of English Arts & Crafts Furniture. Born in Cumbria, in 1857, he showed an early flair for wood carving, taking two apprenticeships and working in London before returning to Kendal to establish his famous Handicrafts workshop. The clean simple lines and superb workmanship of his Arts & Crafts furniture found a ready market locally. Simpson died in 1922, but the workshop continued under the guidance of his son until 1950.
Height: 88cm (34.65")
Width: 78cm (30.71")