3 May 2012
EDWARD BARNSLEY (1900-1987)
CONVERTIBLE SETTLE TABLE, 1920s
30 in. (78 cm.) high; 66 in. (168 cm.) wide; 29 in. (75.7 cm.) deep
Miles Tomalin Esq., thence by descent.
Christie's South Kensington, Classic Arts & Crafts, 2 May 2001, lot 94 Purchased by the current vendor from the Fine Arts Society
Miles Tomalin, poet and documentary scriptwriter, met Edward Barnsley during 1920s when he moved to Hampshire. He lived with his wife in a cottage attached to Barnsley's property. The convertible table/settle is listed in the client register and job books at the Barnsley workshop. It was a gift to Tomalin.
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