A sweet little quartersawn oak Cotswold School side table (or can be used as a stool) by Hugh Birkett (1919-2002).
Fully signed (monogramme) and dated by him to underside. c1950s.
Approx 15" wide by 10.5" deep by 12.5" high (very small)!
Hugh Birkett was a furniture maker and master craftsman who was influenced by the work of both Ernest Gimson, Romney Green and Edward Barnsley.
Born in Solihull, he later set up his own workshop in 1949 in Lapworth, Warwickshire and then later moved to Moreton-in-Marsh in 1966, where he continued to make furniture in the the tradition of the Cotswolds Arts & Crafts.
He was also a master bookbinder.