Bob ‘Wrenman’ Hunter Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Table 2013


An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Table by Bob ‘Wrenman’ Hunter made in 2013. Doubling as both a small table and a cabinet with internal storage and shelves, made with the usual Wrenman style and attention to detail. Featuring:

  • Subtly adzed square top (adzing is the the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
  • Open shelf above a single door with single plank raised fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with hand made pegs enclosing a fixed shelf
  • Hand carved Yorkshire rose handle
  • Two sides with two shelves each
  • Panelled fourth side
  • Ball feet on the base

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Height 710mm (2 feet 3 3/4 inches)
  • Overall Depth 660mm (2 feet 1 3/4 inch)
  • Overall Width 650mm (2 feet 1 1/2 inch)
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.


Bob ‘Wrenman’ Hunter’s inset carved wren motif

Very good condition with tight joints, excellent rich colour and grain and original finish. 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.

Bob 'Wrenman' Hunter (Ex-Mouseman): A Former Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson craftsman known for hand crafted items with the trademark Yorkshire School adzed finish bearing his trademark hand carved wren. He also used a tortoise motif on his rare early pieces

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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