Peter Waals (1870-1937)
Dining Table, circa 1921-1928
walnut, the extendable top with edges inlaid with ebony and holly stringing, over carved legs joined by hayrake type stretcher, 77cm high, 160cm wide, 99cm deep (unextended).
Provenance: Arthur Mitchell; thence by descent.
Literature: This table shows Peter Waals updating the hayrake-inspired underframing developed by Sidney Barnsley and Ernest Gimson at Sapperton in the early years of the 20th century. Waals' version combines the curved lines that are more in keeping with 1920s taste with the precise decorative chamfering on the legs and underframing typical of Cotswold craft furniture.