Paneled in a diamond cross-section, and then fluted along the edges of the panels, this is a rather novel English bent Brandy, presenting a more complex combination of line and form - and as a sitter, at that. The fluting, in fact, combined with the Brandy's rounded form, produces something of an organic impression, which is quite unlike what we traditionally think of as "English" in style. And yet, the origins of this style in fact lay with an older English marque: Barling. More specifically, a style seen in some of their "Quaint" shapes, and which Bill Ashton-Taylor later payed homage to in his own "Quaint" designs.
- Eric N. Squires