Acornman (Ex-Mouseman) Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Chairs 1960

SKU0020339

Features

A set of Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Golden English Oak chairs by Alan 'Acornman' Grainger (ex-Mouseman) made in 1960. This item features:
  • Drop in fabric seat pads
  • 3 bar shaped and adzed ladder backs
  • One carver

Comment

A very nice set of 8 matching chairs made with the highest standard of materials and construction, as expected from one of the leading Yorkshire School makers

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall chair width (carver) 58 cm (1 foot 10 and three quarters inches)
  • overall chair width 42 cm (1 foot 4 and a half inches)
  • overall chair height 91 cm (2 feet 11 and three quarters inches)
  • overall chair depth 41 cm (1 foot 4 and a quarter inches)
  • chair seat height 47 cm (1 foot 6 and a half 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

Date

1960

Identification

Alan Grainger's inset finely carved signature acorn motif of the stretcher of each chair

About Alan 'Acornman' Grainger

Alan 'Acornman' Grainger (Ex-Mouseman): Acorn Industries was started by George Grainger, a former Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson craftsman, in the mid-30s. He trained his son Alan (and Derek 'Lizardman' Slater) who then took over and developed the business. Renowned for high quality pieces, all are hand made from solid English oak finished with the distinctive adzed ripple and bearing the acorn mark

About English Oak

English Oak: 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

About Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School

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 famous trademark and had his own workshop busily employing several men. The workshop grew and over the years many of the craftsmen have taken their skills and branched out. Most have adopted a trademark of their own, a fox, a lizard, a fish, a rabbit to name but a few, and whilst some have slavishly 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

Condition

Excellent sound condition. A few minor marks. 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


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