H. BLAIRMAN & SONS LTD

CHEST OF DRAWERS
Designed and manufactured by Peter Waals (1870-1937)
English (Chalford), 1920s
Cedar and walnut

48 x 21 ¾ x 15 ½ inches

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

Provenance
Margaret and Claud Biddulph, Rodmarton Manor, Gloucestershire

Around 1909, the Biddulphs commissioned the Arts and Crafts architect Ernest Barnsley to design Rodmarton Manor. Some £5,000 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.

H. BLAIRMAN & SONS LTD

H. Blairman & Sons, the fourth-generation London-based dealer, specialises in furniture and works of art from the late eighteenth century through to the early twentieth century.

Martin Levy

15 Queen Anne’s Gate,
London, SW1H 9BU
United Kingdom