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Arthur Simpson of Kendal Oak & Leather ‘Easy Stool’

Stock ref: DS1341

Circa 1920s/30s

Genuine A W Simpson rectangular oak and lattice leather topped 'Easy Stool'. The webbed leather seating is held in place by upholstery studs. Four square corner legs each tapering to an octagonal foot. Correct painted brass label to the underside, although there is no visible job or patent registration number.

Lovely condition, the oak has a lovely aged and waxed patina and all the joints are sound.  There's evidence of a minor wood repair in the past to the inside edge of the underside (visible in the image gallery below) and the original leather has been replaced in the past  with a good quality thick hide which is in excellent condition.

Size: 40.5(w) x 30.5(d) x 30.5(h) cm.

For those interested in learning more about his life and work I can highly recommend the following two books:
The Simpsons of Kendal, Craftsmen in Wood 1885 - 1952 by Eleanor Davidson, published 1978.
The Beautiful Furniture of The Simpsons of Kendal by Hugh Wright, published 2011.  (Author of Stanley Webb Davies) 

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