Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Furniture English Oak Yorkshire School Dresser

SKU0020477

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Furniture yorkshire school dresser. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • Fielded panel doors with handmade oak handles and latches, each enclosing a fixed shelf
  • Two drawers (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with and through dovetails)
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons
  • Twin plate rack on the upper section
  • Unknown 'critter' motif carved on the front

Comment

An attractive and well well proportioned dresser

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 193 cm (6 feet 4 inches)
  • overall width 124 cm (4 feet and three quarters)
  • overall depth 36 cm (1 foot 2 and a quarter inches)
  • base height 93 cm (3 feet and a half)
  • top depth 16 cm (6 and a quarter 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

1981

Identification

Unknown 'critter' motif carved on the front

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 Furniture

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

Very good sound clean 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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