Arts & Crafts sideboard attrib Baillie Scott


  • £2,250.00
  • €2,667 Euro
  • $3,093 US Dollar

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Arts & Crafts sideboard attrib Baillie Scott

An oak Arts & Crafts buffet sideboard, one small cupboard over arched recess between two doors over lower tier with shaped front, unusually also doors to each side, with turned legs on pad feet, all doors, the top and the up-stand with typical Baillie Scott chequer ebony and box-wood inlay, central ebony and pewter inlay to the front doors of stylised yin-yan motif, brass drop-ring handles and plates, solid chamfered satin birch panelling to the back, design attributed to McKay Hugh Baillie Scott and maker J P White, at Pyghtle Works, Bedford, circa 1905, 99cm (39in) sideboard attributed to Baillie Scotthigh, 116cm (45.5in) max high, 147cm (58in) wide, 71cm (28in) deep. M H Bailllie Scott used this inlaid motif on a chair, a table and a couch which appear in the Studio Year Book 1906 and the form of the sideboard also appears, with different inlays, in the J P White catalogue of same year. This piece was probably a special commission; the side cupboards run through the back of the piece and would hold leaves from an expanding dining table. The handles are a design by Wylie & Lochhead.


  • H: 116cm (45.67in)
  • W: 147cm (57.87in)
  • D: 71cm (27.95in)



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The Antique Trader was established in the 1970s in North London's Camden Passage antique centre. The partners, Brian Thompson and Derek Rothera, at that time specialised in early English oak furniture.

By the 1980s they were dealing in Georgian and Biedermeier periods which were more popular at that time. However, the partner's real interest lay in the Arts & Crafts movement which drew much of it's inspiration from the craftsman of the early English country furniture makers.

In the mid 1980s they began infiltrating Morris, Liberty and Cotswold School pieces into their stock and by the 1990s, the shop was entirely dedicated to the Arts & Crafts movement, designers and makers.

In 1996 the business was relocated to it's current premises which were built at the turn of the 19th Century as a hat making factory. Derek and Brian established the name of The Antique Trader at The Millinery Works, 87 Southgate Road, London N! 3JS.

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