• Item: Folding Artists Studio Easel
• Provenance: Winsor & Newton, London, UK
• Circa: 1930
• Period: George V
• Wood: Solid beech
• Single telescopic mast
• Tilting facility to achieve the perfect painting angle
• Fits all manner of canvass sizes
• Maximum canvass height: 108 cm
• Will fit two canvasses
• Steel screws & large wingnuts (for easy adjustment
• Sturdy tri-form base
• Fully adjustable and folds down for easy storage
• Old use paint marks – adds to character!
• Good original working condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English George V Winsor & Newton solid beech artist’s studio easel, circa 1930, in good original working condition. Constructed by the world-renowned art supplies company, Winsor & Newton of London, this single mast easel is ideal for either painting or displaying art. Constructed of solid beech ensures the rigid frame is strong and stable. Benefitting from a tilting facility, it allows the mast to be positioned at any angle to achieve the perfect paining station! Constructed with three vertical structural blocks and a central adjustable bar, that slides up and down, the top of the picture frame is secured by a height adjustable wooden clamp, which the height can be adjusted by undoing a steel thumb screw. With the ability to display either small or large canvasses, this is ideal for a variety of pictures sizes to be displayed. There are three clamps enabling two canvasses to be secured onto the easel. The lower clamp on the easel can display large pictures frames up to a height of 108.2cm, therefore it can accommodate large pictures. The base of the picture frame is supported by a large sill that supports the picture frame. The sill is also height adjustable and is secured in place by a large steel thumb screw. The robust tri-form legs provide plenty of stability (even for large canvasses) along with the rigid mast. The easel is complete with all thumb screws present and working. The easel can be folded away easy storage or safe transportation.
Many artists prefer to use an easel because it enables them to work more freely, and to step back and view artwork from a distance. Working in a vertical position reduces the possibility of perspective being skewed, prevents dust gathering on slow-drying media, and the buildup of loose pastel, chalk or charcoal sitting on the support.
The easel has been traditionally wax-polished by hand in our workshop; therefore, the finish and colour are in excellent condition. The easel features a rustic natural colour. It has a fantastic colour and patination having been cleaned and wax polished, along with the years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look superb in either an artist’s studio or gallery. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional.
Here is a fine quality antique English George V Winsor & Newton solid beech artist’s studio easel, circa 1930, in good original working condition. The easel has been traditionally wax polished by hand in our workshop; therefore, the finish and colour are in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. Old use paint marks to the frame which adds to character (see photos). The central easel bar is fully height adjustable and the locking thumb screw locking mechanisms are present and in working condition. There are no breaks or damage to the frame. The item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Maximum Height (mast at highest point) = 244cm or 96” or 8ft
Minimum Height (mast at lowest point) = 174.5cm or 68¾” or 5ft 8¾”
Collapsed Height (for storage / travelling) = 157.5cm or 62” or 5ft 2”
Collapsed Width = 17.4cm or 6⅞”
Collapsed Depth = 22.3cm or 8¾”
Feet Width (Extended) = 76.5cm or 30⅛” or 2ft 6⅛”
Feet Depth (Extended) = 80.8cm or 31¾” or 2ft 7¾”
Maximum Canvass Height (top clamp) = 64.7cm or 25½” or 2ft 1½”
Minimum Canvass Height (top clamp) = 8.7cm or 3⅜”
Maximum Canvass Height (bottom clamp) = 108.2cm or 42⅝” or 3ft 6⅝”
Minimum Canvass Height (bottom clamp) = 10.5cm or 4⅛”
Please note, the maximum canvass height for both top and bottom clamps will be affected by the height of a single canvass in one of the clamps.
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