A rare piece of Arts and Crafts Furniture is to sold by Lawrences Auctioneers of Crewkerne.

“Made by the celebrated furniture maker and designer Sidney Barnsley, this large sofa is a superb example of his work,” says Simon Jones at Lawrences.

“The oak sofa has chamfered splats on the back, curved arms, and exposed pegs and joints. It passed through the Gimson family until the 1980’s, then it was given to Sir Anthony Denny who lived at Daneway House in the late 20thc and subsequently the Priests House in Muchelney, Somerset.”

Simon added, “Sidney Barnsley furniture appears very rarely in auction with most items in museums or private collections, so we are expecting a great deal of interest from collectors.”

The sofa will be included in Lawrences October Fine Art Sale on Thursday 12th October, and is expected to make £6000-£8000 in auction. For further details about this sale please contact Simon Jones on 01460 73041.