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Arthur W Simpson of Kendal Oak Occasional Armchair

Stock ref: DS1601

Circa 1904 / 1931

An excellent and genuine oak Occasional Low Armchair from the Kendal, Cumbria workshop of Arthur Simpson and his son Hubert. The chair with shaped arms, twin slatted chair back  and complete with original hide seat, turned over the front and rear of the seat, secured with domed upholstery pins and backed on the underside with hessian. Marked  9367 to the underside by hand. This design is typical of their work in the early 20th Century so it is possible the piece could have been made at either the end of the first batch of 10,000 pieces made,  or the  second batch, as the same job/design numbers were repeated.

Excellent overall condition, no loose joints, the hide nicely coloured and patinated.

Known to have been purchased originally by Annie Taylor of Crosthwaite, Nr Kendal. Passed to her sister Hilda on her death in 1942, coincidentaly Hubert Simpson's neighbour, and hence by family descent, together with a number of other pieces of Simpson's work we have acquired.

Size: 54(w) x 56(d) x 86(h)cm, seat height 35cm.

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