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LOUIS WHITE, CABINET MAKER AND WOOD CARVER

Louis White was born in Aberystwyth in 1878 into a family of jewellers and lapidarists. He adapted and carved old furniture which he sold in England (particularly London) as well as Wales.

His style was heavy and Gothic: it is possible that he was attempting to copy much earlier carved Welsh furniture, and his carvings of national subjects such as King Arthur and Prince Llwelyn with Gellert are typical of the late Victorian - early Edwardian period (1890 - 1910). The use of brown staining helped add weight and age to the furniture as well as masking the different origins of the reclaimed timber.

Peate, I., (1975), Clocks and Watchmakers of Wales, (Welsh Folk Museum)

COURT CUPBOARD 2 about 1905

LONG-CASE CLOCK by LOUIS WHITE, 1920s