11 April 2021




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Arts and Crafts Period Oak Open Bookshelves By Brynmawr Furniture Makers

30.5" wide x 54" high x 12" deep

Arts and Crafts Period Oak Open Bookshelves by Brynmawr, the rectangular oak top with a raised gallery back above four graduated open bookshelves, raised on block feet circa 1920-1930

Brynmawr Furniture Makers Ltd was a furniture manufacturing company in Wales.

Brynmawr, with much of the workforce traditionally employed in heavy industry, suffered greatly during the 1920s depression. Against this background, the local Quakers formed the Coalfields Distress Committee of the Society of Friends and set up "The Brynmawr Experiment" as an attempt to relieve the severe economic depression and mass unemployment. By 1934 the Order of Friends had been established. This had two categories of work - voluntary work which was based at the Community House, and industrial work based at a small factory called Gwalia Works

Condition: These bookshelves are in good original condition


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