Arts and Crafts sofa in sale

Arts and Crafts sofa by furniture maker and designer Sidney BarnsleyA rare piece of Arts and Crafts Furniture is to sold by Lawrences Auctioneers of Crewkerne in Somerset.

“Made by the celebrated furniture maker and designer Sidney Barnsley, this large sofa is a superb example of his work,” said Simon Jones at Lawrences. “The oak sofa has chamfered splats on the back, curved arms, and exposed pegs and joints. It passed through the Gimson family until the 1980’s, then it was given to Sir Anthony Denny who lived at Daneway House in the late 20thc and subsequently the Priests House in Muchelney, Somerset.”

Simon added, “Sidney Barnsley furniture appears very rarely in auction with most items in museums or private collections, so we are expecting a great deal of interest from collectors.”

The sofa will be included in Lawrences October Fine Art Sale on October 12 and is expected to make £6000-£8000 in auction.

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