Beaverman (Ex-Mouseman) Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dresser

SKU0020407

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School dresser by Colin 'Beaverman' Almack (ex-Mouseman) made in c. 1980. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • 2 drawers (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with lap dovetails)
  • 2 shelved cupboards with fielded panel doors
  • Yorkshire rose carved handles
  • Upper section with 3 shelves
  • Panelled back
  • Traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs

Comment

A very attractive and practical Yorkshire School dresser

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 190 cm (6 feet 2 and three quarters inches)
  • base height 83 cm (2 feet 8 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 117 cm (3 feet 10 inches)
  • overall depth 48 cm (1 foot 7 inches)
  • upper section depth 15 cm (5 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

Identification

Colin 'Beaverman' Almack signature carved beaver motif on top and base

About Colin 'Beaverman' Almack

Colin 'Beaverman' Almack (Ex-Mouseman): A Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson craftsman in the 1940s, who went on to found his own workshop in the nearby village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe in 1960. Known for high quality furniture in oak in the Yorkshire school tradition

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

Very good sound condition. A few minor marks and scuffs. 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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