Edward Barnsley - An oak ?Hay rake? style centre or small dining table circa 1924, of rectangular form with angled leg to each corner united by a Y form stretcher with central bar, detailed with chip cut decoration to the borders and legs and with visible butterfly or bow tie and tenon and mortise joints, height 75.5cm, width 140cm and depth 68cm.
Provenance - Formerly the property of Robert Dudley Best of Best & Lloyd Ltd, the inventor of the 'Bestlite'. A hand-written note to Mr Best dated July 1987 from Annette Caruthers on Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums note paper refers to information noted in Edward Barnsley's client book at the Edward Barnsley Workshop, Froxfield, Petersfield, Hants :-
R.D. Best Esq, Birmingham, Dec 1924. Bookcase, table, writing desk, two chairs. Nos. 119-123.
£63.2.6 / £9.16.3 / £72.18.9
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