Bob Wrenman Hunter (Ex-Mouseman) Very Large Yorkshire School English Oak Mirror
. A very large and beautiful mirror originally exhibited at the Yorkshire show. Featuring:
Solid English Oak throughout.
Very well figured English Oak
Traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs.
Approximate dimensions are:
Overall Width 1520mm (4 feet 11 3/4 inches)
Overall Height 1010mm (3 feet 3 3/4 inches)
Overall Depth 50mm ( 1 3/4 inch)
If you need a very exact dimension, or one we haven't included, feel free to contact us and we will measure it for you.
Bob ‘Wrenman’ Hunter’s hand carved wren motif on the top left corner
Excellent clean condition with excellent rich colour and grain, tight joints and original finish. The mirror plate is very slightly distorted. If you wish to have further specific photographs or talk to us for a more detailed condition report then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Bob 'Wrenman' Hunter (Ex-Mouseman): A Former Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson craftsman known for hand crafted items with the trademark Yorkshire School adzed finish bearing his trademark hand carved wren. He also used a tortoise motif on his rare early pieces
The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. English oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Although oak grows widely across Europe and North America, craftsmen continue to cherish English oak which grows more slowly than its foreign counterparts giving it strength, durability. Quarter sawn boards are very straight grained and have distinctive growth rings and medullary rays that give a very beautiful effect as well as being renowned for their superior stability and strength
The Yorkshire School of the Arts & Crafts movement started with Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson's transformation from jobbing carpenter to master craftsmen. By the mid-1920s he had adopted his trademark mouse (now world renowned as a symbol of quality furniture) and had his own workshop busily employing several men. As the workshop grew and over the years many of the craftsmen have taken their skills and branched out and adopted a trademark of their own, a fox, a lizard, a fish, a rabbit to name but a few, and whilst some have closely stuck to the Mouseman designs others have taken the style and adapted it. Other craftsmen, unconnected to the Mouseman workshop, have also chosen the classic Yorkshire Oak style as their own. Typical Yorkshire school items are in English Oak, with traditional pegged joints and adzed surfaces
. A very large and beautiful mirror originally exhibited at the Yorkshire show. Excellent clean condition with excellent rich colour and grain, tight joints and original finish. The mirror plate is very slightly distorted