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The Barnsley Workshop – Take A Look Inside

A tall display cabinet made from brown oak and chestnut is a recent commission to be completed by the Barnsley Workshop for a home in Surrey.

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Designed to display a collection of Carlton Ware pottery, the cabinet has elegant proportions and, with its overhanging cornice and tapered legs, has Arts & Crafts inspired details. The sides of the cabinet catch the eye with their herringbone-pattern veneer. From the front, the decorative pottery collection is the focal point. As large a display area as possible has been achieved by using thin door stiles and a faceted glass front with a centrally opening door; inside glass shelves and LED illumination puts the spotlight on the contents.

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Head Designer, James Ryan, comments, “The challenge with a display cabinet is to make it aesthetically pleasing, but at the same time it should not overwhelm. In order to meet our client’s brief, my design should enhance their collection and allow them to enjoy it even more.” The cabinet was made by Barnsley Workshop craftsman Joe Orchard.

Three finely crafted radiator cabinets have also been designed for the same client. Perfectly complementing the display cabinet, they are made with brown oak veneer in order to withstand high heat. The pieces have been sensitively designed to enhance an Arts and Crafts Baillie Scott house.

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