Chest of drawers

Ref: 2419
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed and manufactured by Peter Waals (1870-1937)

  • Detail

    Cedar and ebony

    122.5 x 39.4 x39.5 cm

    English (Chalford), 1920s

  • Provenance

    Margaret and Claud Biddulph, Rodmarton Manor, Gloucestershire

  • Marked

    Printed paper label inside proper right side of top drawer records the maker and provenance

  • Note

    Around 1909, the Biddulphs commissioned the Arts and Crafts architect Ernest Barnsley to design Rodmarton Manor.  Some £5000 a year was to be devoted to the project, the house being intended not only as a country house but also a focal point in the village and a centre for communal activity. In part this activity was directed to furnishing and decorating the house.  Work continued throughout the 1920s