Mr Serrell will sell the furniture in approximately 180 lots on Thursday, February 25 and - given the client's wishes to clear the consignment in preparation for refurbishment - estimates have been set modestly.
The wardrobe compactum pictured here is one of 70 examples in the sale that will carry estimates of between £100 and £200 each.
Loughborough University has close ties with the Cotswolds School. Peter Waals, chief cabinetmaker to Ernest Gimson, was appointed adviser in design and construction at Loughborough Teacher Training College in 1935, to be succeeded by Edward Barnsley, who provided hands-on workshop training for future handicraft teachers between 1937 and 1965.
The furniture at Hazelrigg Hall was designed by Waals (drawings are deposited in the University Archives) and built by final-year students under the direction of Gimson. The sale will be conducted 'on site' without a catalogue.
Contact Philip Serrell on 01684 892314.
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