An Arts & Crafts Period Shapland & Petter Oak Dressing Table. The upper section having a rectangular bevelled mirror with chequer band inlay, marquetry inlaid supports and shaped shelves. The open ends having further marquetry inlaid panels. The lower section with a quarter sawn solid oak top above two oak lined drawers with hammered brass handles. The whole raised on square stile supports with block feet, Stamped S,P & B to the locks and the S&P registration mark to the back. English circa 1900-1910
Condition: This dressing table is in beautiful original condition, cleaned and waxed.
This style of Shapland & Petter furniture is inspired by Baille Scott designs.
Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865-1945) was an Arts and Crafts designer and prolific architect. He designed and furnished almost 300 dwellings in his lifetime, one of the most important of which is at Blackwell, Cumbria. The Tudor-style antique dining chairs and simple Arts & Crafts furniture show perfectly his transition from Victorian to Modern design.
M.H. Baille Scott was born in Ramsgate, Kent. The son of a sheep farmer, he studied at agricultural college before deciding to follow a career in architecture. Having trained in Bath, he moved to the Isle of Man following his marriage in 1889. His 12 years here were the most important in terms of his architectural development. He joined the Arts and Crafts movement, being influenced by Morris, Mackintosh and John Ruskin. However, the antique dining tables , chairs and other furniture produced by Baillie Scottshow a distinct style of his own.