Alan Peters epitomises all that one expects of a craftsman; he is the revered elder statesman. Newly qualified designer – makers set out with the high ideal of possessing his quiet integrity. His clients will wait patiently until they head the top of his two-year waiting list. Throughout the fifty years that Alan has been involved in the industry his designs have moved confidently and inexorably towards the millennium. In 1990 he was awarded the OBE for his services to furniture design. Retirement, he tells me, is not part of his agenda and he is looking forward to producing his best work ever at a more leisurely pace.
Kelmscott Chaucer Cabinet
A tribute in solid Devon walnut to William Morris and exhibited at Morris’ centenary exhibition. The cabinet holds a copy of Morris’ Kelmscott Press edition The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. 1422 x 890 x 406mm / 56 x 35 x 16 in. (Lettering by Tom Perkins and Ronald Parsons)
Nine Drawer Chest
Devon grown olive ash with detailing in Zambesi redwood.
1400 x 1016 x 457mm I 55 x 40 x 18 in.
Storage Cabinet Solid walnut and bog oak.
1370 x 914 x 457mm / 54 x 36 x 18 in.
Six-seater dining table
Solid olive ash and bog oak.
1003 x 1980 x 991 mm 39,5 x 78 x 39 in.
Yew with detailing in ebony and interior of ripple sycamore.
1422 x 483 x 241 mm / 56 x 19 x 9.5 in.
For the Earth Gallery, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, sculptured from home grown Oak. 432 x 1725 x 71 Omm / 17 x 68 x 28 in
‘After Morris’ dining table
Ash. 750 x 1320mm diameter/ 29.5 x 52 in.
Solid Devon walnut with spalted door panels from the same tree.
864 x 1830 x 610mm 34 x 72 x 24 in.
Oiled tropical olive and
533 x 1524 x 533mm 21 x 60 x 21 in.
Low mushroom table
Walnut and sycamore.
406 x 838mm diameter /16 x 33 in.
Octagonal occasional table Sycamore, inlaid with padauk. 610 x 635 x 635mm / 24 x 25 x 25 in