Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Yorkshire Rose Bookcase c. 1980

SKU0020353

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School quarter-sawn English oak bookcase by made in c. 1980. This item features:
  • Waterfall sides
  • Graduated shelves
  • Fully panelled back
  • Traditional blind tenons
  • Finely carved Yorkshire rose on each end

Comment

A very solid and attractive quarter-sawn English golden oak bookcase

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 116 cm (3 feet 9 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 30 cm (11 and three quarters inches)
  • overall height 110 cm (3 feet 7 inches)
  • bottom shelf height 30 cm (11 and a half inches)
  • second lowest shelf height 23 cm (9 inches)
  • second highest shelf height 22 cm (8 and a half inches)
  • top shelf height 20 cm (7 and three quarters 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

c. 1980

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 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

Condition

Excellent condition. 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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