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Bill Wright Style
A beautiful example of a Bill Wright-style bowtop caravan.
Traditionally built by artisan D. Munn to the renowned style of the famous
Romany vardo builder William Wright of Leeds, Yorkshire. With colourful waggon artwork executed by artist Pete Delaney.
The exterior of the caravan is rib and board construction, nicely decorated in
crimson lake theme with flashes of red, Brunswick greens and gold highlights,
neatly lined out in ivory. Inter-rib carving consisting of flourishes of grape, apple
and pear leaf carvings embellished the bowtop throughout with fine detailed
chamfer work to all the timberworks.
The split front door carries Bill Wright’s iconic horse motif carving along with the
crown board displaying the stretched horse. A nice pair of turned spindles boxes
adorn the side fronts with a set of louvre shutters accompanying the rear windows.
The pan box is signed by the artists and there’s a good solid chamfered cratch
The underworks and spoke wheels are in a cream base with flashes of gold, red
and green flourishes and line work decoration, wheels are on iron tyres with brass
frets, the brass caps are stamped “Bill Wright, Builder, Rothwell Haigh”.
The interior is in scrumble finish of light oak lined in ivory, with red and green
acanthus leaf scroll decoration, the mantelpiece is mirrored with spindle shelves,
floral tile fireplace harbours a traditional “little nipper” stove with oven. (Stove pipe removed for transport). There’s also a corner cupboard, china cupboard and a
chest of drawers, with cupboards under bed bunk. The hooped ceiling is fitted
out in patterned red with light oak boards and the caravan's carpeted.
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