Posted 10 years ago
Unusual British Arts & Crafts era refinished oak chest in a diamond-shape orientation with gargoyle featured heavy cast-iron sides and wrought iron leaf organic strap hinges on a claw-foot base. Dimensions: 31" (W) x 20" (D) x 19" (H).
This chest has all the design and decor choices typical of the British Arts & Crafts era, with the selection of oak as the base wood and Gothic/Pre-Raphaelite ornamentation. Quite possibly a unique piece by a expert cabinet maker and metal smith, but maddeningly with no identifying marks. Maker/manufacture unknown.
I would appreciate any thoughts on the piece, particularly in regards to its origin, manufacture, designer and/or maker(s).