Friday, December 15, 2006

Many Talents



Writing Cabinet, 1898-99 by C.R. Ashbee, Cheltenham Art Gallery, U.K.

Charles Robert Ashbee was a talented cabinet maker as well as an architect and jewelry maker. He was a follower of the Arts & Crafts movement and even tried to establish a handicraft colony, but it unfortunately failed.

2 comments:

Micah said...

In the 17, 18, and 19 Centuries, there was a great deal of focus on furniture as art. Even a part of the French Salon was dedicated to furniture. I don't think that we often remember that.

This piece is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Ronda P. said...

That is a beautiful piece! I love how you have included furniture in the daily art!

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