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Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this Robert Nance of St Ives hand made pine dining table and six chairs

Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only, for an accurate quote please send me your postcode

There are around 50-100 high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page

A decorative good looking and well made set, the chairs are especially artistic, I love the handles in the back

We have cleaned waxed and polished the suite from top to bottom, there are some big chips in the top corners of a couple of the chairs, a couple of patina scratches on the table top, otherwise its in good order throughout

Dining table dimensions

Height:- 73cm

Width:- 161cm

Depth:- 86.5cm

Carver chair dimensions

Height:- 80cm

Width:- 37.5cm

Depth:- 48cm

Chair dimensions

Height:- 86.5cm

Width:- 58cm

Depth:- 53cm

Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask


Robert ‘Robin’ NANCE aka Robin 1907 to 1990 The eldest son of Robert Morton NANCE, Dicon NANCE being his younger brother by two years.

Robin was born in Nancledra, and at the early age of just 13 was the Art Union of Cornwall prize winner (£3. 0s. 0d.) in the 1920 RCPS September show. He was recorded as being from Carbis Bay and exhibiting as Master Robin Nance. This is (at time of writing) the first record of him showing work. From 1924 he went on to train under the ‘arts and crafts’ Master cabinet maker, Romney GREEN, in Christchurch, Hampshire, which was to have its own spin-off for Arts and Crafts in Cornwall (See Hardie 1995) when Green sent work in to NAG, namely wood carving and inlaid woodwork, to be exhibited with Robert T Morton Nance.

He set up his own workshop in woodworking in 1933, which was suspended during the war years when he served in the Army. After the war he returned to St Ives, and with his brother Dicon re-opened the gallery/workshop on the quayside.

Their work was in furniture- making, as well as crafting pottery wheels for the LEACH POTTERY, who was in Robin’s words ‘not very practical’.

Both he and his brother, like their parents before them, inclined to the Arts and Crafts philosophy of hand-making and natural designs for chairs, occasional tables and honest craftsmanship.

In 1951 he published ‘My world as a woodworker’ in The Cornish Review (Summer 1951, no 8). Robin closed his business in 1972, and lived in St Ives.

He is buried at St Senara’s Churchyard at Zennor, Cornwall.

Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid   



This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland.

Please contact me via email or my contact information is under the business seller section of the listing with your postcode for a delivery quotation.

Please be sure to include which item you would like to buy as the price is determined on size and distance, if you would like more than one piece of furniture the courier offers a substantial discount on the second and third item, for international shipping please view the below information   



Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouse’s, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text  



We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, PayPal or bacs prior to collection We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £10 a week storage fee will apply for the first two weeks

Please ask before purchase should you wish us to hold something for longer than two weeks, if after three months your item isn’t collected you will forfeit your payment and the item will be placed for sale again  



Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition

Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed

Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade   



Absolutely nothing is sent for free, every item has a specific price for delivery, please ask for a quote before you bid and not after

Your invoice will be sent with zero balance in the delivery section, this is because all delivery fees are paid directly to the courier company to keep your costs down, if we charge you through ebay we have to add ebay and paypal fees, vat and other taxes to make sure the courier company are paid the exact amount they charge

We can arrange delivery nationwide, mostly with Wimbledon couriers, for Europe we use two reasonably priced professional companies that we trust, for the rest of the world it is location specific

Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team

Delivery is to the ground floor only, again if you need help upstairs or in flats etc that’s absolutely not a problem, the couriers charge £10-£20 per flight per man per item, if you have a working elevator then naturally there’s no additional fee

All courier fees are paid by yourself directly to the courier company, the contract for delivery is between yourselves the client and whichever courier you chose from those available I’m happy to accommodate your own courier after a cleared payment has been received, they need to book in a collection time with at least 24 hour’s notice, all collections must be made within 14 working days of the close of the auction unless agreed by prior arrangement  



Delivery time can take two to three weeks depending on the courier’s routes for the above mentioned countries The price listed is just a guide, please contact us for a quote before buying, if you have your own courier or wish to book the collection in yourself we are happy to accommodate you

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