Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dining Table c. 1980
An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dining Table by Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson c. 1980. A classic and instantly recognisable Mouseman design made the the standard expected from the premier Yorkshire School maker. Featuring:
Solid English Oak throughout.
Subtly adzed on the top (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
Rectangular top made out of just four continuous pieces of very well figured quarter-sawn solid oak
On shaped octagonal supports with sledge feet
Approximate dimensions are:
Overall Length 1530mm (5 feet)
Overall Width 870mm (2 feet 10 1/4 inches)
Overall Height 730mm (2 feet 4 1/2 inches)
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.
Robert Thompson's famous finely carved mouse motif on one support
Very good condition, excellent rich colour and grain, tight joints, original finish. Some light wear to the finish on the top, as usual. 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.
One of the most famous British furniture makers, who was part of the 1920s revival of craftsmanship, inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement renowned for his pieces featuring a carved mouse and adzed surfaces. His pieces are always simple, solid, instantly recognisable and beautifully made out of fine materials. They are highly sought after
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
An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dining Table by Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson c. 1980. A classic and instantly recognisable Mouseman design made the the standard expected from the premier Yorkshire School maker. Very good condition, excellent rich colour and grain, tight joints, original finish. Some light wear to the finish on the top, as usual