Alan 'Acornman' Grainger (Acorn Industries) Yorkshire School Oak Sideboard

SKU0020078

Features

A Yorkshire School oak sideboard Alan 'Acornman' Grainger, with six drawers (all solid oak carcasses made with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid oak bases) and two shelved cupboards. Adzed surfaces, pegged joints and wrought-iron fittings. Solid oak planks on the back

Comment

A very well designed and made item using high quality materials

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 87 cm (2 feet 10 and a quarter inches)
  • width 153 cm (5 feet and a quarter)
  • depth 48 cm (1 foot 7 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

Identification

Signature carved acorn

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 Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School

The Yorkshire School of the Arts & Crafts movement started with Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson'såÊ 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 clean condition and rich colour. Two darker patches on the top. 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


Related Items