For sale is a beautifully simple small arts & crafts oak wall mirror (in the manner of C.F.A Voysey).
This highly elegant small arts & crafts wall mirror is constructed in a superbly simple design with great presence due to the balance and taper of the vertical supports.
- Tapering vertical supports extending well beyond the horizontal edge of the mirror.
- Six oak sections make up the mirror frame.
- Bevelled rectangular glass.
- Hanging cord to the rear.
Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857–1941) was an English architect and furniture and textile designer. Voysey's designs in the field of applied art included early work was as a designer of wallpapers, fabrics, furnishings and furniture in a simple Arts and Crafts style, but he is renowned as the architect of several country houses. He was one of the first people to understand and appreciate the significance of industrial design. He has been considered one of the pioneers of Modern Architecture. Sometimes he designed artefacts specially for his own buildings, and sometimes he sold designs to manufacturers for wider use.
Voysey's development as a furniture designer corresponded to his development as an architect, and by c.1895 he had evolved a definitive personal style. His furniture conformed, with a few exceptions, to this style until 1910, when he began to introduce greater elaboration, including Gothic motifs, into his designs. The simple elegance of Voysey's furniture from the period 1895–1910 was achieved by relying on the innate beauty of high quality materials, especially unpolished oak, favouring a careful balance of the vertical and horizontal elements in a design.
The vertical elements were often emphasised by tapering the vertical supports from a square to an octagonal section and by carrying corner supports up above the functionally necessary height; the horizontal elements were often emphasised by simply moulded cornices, by circular caps on the tops of corner supports.
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