Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Media Unit c. 1980


An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Media Unit by c. 1980. A nicely made cabinet. Featuring:

  • Twin doors with single plank fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons
  • Fall front upper door and hinged lid
  • Subtly adzed (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Height 910mm (2 feet 11 3/4 inches)
  • Overall Width 670mm (2 feet 2 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Depth 510mm (1 foot 8 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.

c. 1980

Good condition with, tight joints, snugly closing doors, original finish. A few water splash marks on the finish in places. 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.

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

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