Hand bellows

Hand Bellows made to the design of Archibald Knox

Date made: early 20th century

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A pair of hand-carved wooden bellows with interlace carvings made to the design of Archibald Knox.

Measurements: Whole: 46 x 17 x 5.5 cm

Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.

Hand bellows

A longer handled version of the ‘Otley’ bellows, (usually found with carved oak Celtic ornament, as advertised in the Liberty & Co. Yuletide Gifts 1907, p79), but with repousse copper front in the same design, fixed to oak with large copper-headed nails, and with hammer-textured copper casing to the handles.

Length : 78 cm X 24 cm (34.5″ X 9.5″)

Photograph and description courtesy of Amanda Harris.

Hand bellows

A pair of Liberty & Co Otley oak fire bellows designed by Archibald Knox, the heart shaped panels and stem carved with Celtic knot motif, 76cm. long

Literature:

Daryl Bennett Liberty’s Furniture 1875-1915 The Birth of Modern Interior Design, ACC books, page 224 plate 6.26 this design illustrated in a Yuletides catalogue, 1907.

Photograph and description courtesy of Woolley and Wallis Auctioneers