Bob Wrenman Hunter (Ex-Mouseman) Arts & Crafts Yorkshire Oak Television Cabinet

SKU0020376

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School television cabinet by Bob 'Wrenman' Hunter (ex-Mouseman). This item features:
  • Made in solid English Oak
  • Rectangular top above two fall front drawers, over a single sliding drawer (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails)
  • Hand carved Yorkshire Rose handles
  • Fully panelled with traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs
  • On castors

Comment

A nicely proportioned item with drawers to hide away electrical items inside an attractive item of furniture

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 55 cm (1 foot 9 and a half inches)
  • overall width 67 cm (2 feet 2 and a half inches)
  • overall depth 45 cm (1 foot 5 and a half 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

Bob Hunter's hand carved inset Wren motif on the drawer front

About Bob 'Wrenman' Hunter

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

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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