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

SKU0020314

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English oak dresser by Colin 'Beaverman' Almack (ex-Mouseman). This item features:
  • 2 drawers (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails)
  • 2 fielded panel doors
  • 3 shelves to the upper section
  • Subtly adzing (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
  • Constructed with traditional blind tenon secured with hand made pegs
  • Each door handle features a beautifully carved rose

Comment

A very well proportioned dresser and attractive item with rich deep colour, providing excellent storage and display space

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 107 cm (3 feet 6 inches)
  • overall depth 45 cm (1 foot 5 and three quarters inches)
  • base height 90 cm (2 feet 11 and a half inches)
  • overall height 200 cm (6 feet 6 and three quarters inches)
  • 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

c. 1970

Identification

Colin Almack's signature carved beaver motif

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'såÊ transformation from jobbing carpenter to master craftsmen. By the mid-1920s he had adopted his famous trademark and had his own workshop busily employing several men. The workshop grew and over the years many of the craftsmen have taken their skills and branched out. Most have adopted a trademark of their own, a fox, a lizard, a fish, a rabbit to name but a few, and whilst some have slavishly 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 condition and rich colour. A few minor scuffs and marks. 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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