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

SKU0020378

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English oak sideboard by Colin 'Beaverman' Almack (ex-Mouseman). This item features:
  • Adzed top
  • Four central adzed drawers (with solid oak carcasses constructed with lap and through dovetails
  • Adzed fielded panelled cupboards
  • 3 sledge feet united by a stretched secured by keyed tenons
  • Beautifully hand carved Yorkshire Rose handles
  • Two internal shelves
  • Fully panelled oak back
  • Constructed with traditional mortice and tenon joints secured with oak pegs

Comment

A very well proportioned and attractive item with classic Yorkshire School features

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 155 cm (5 feet 1 inches)
  • overall height 80 cm (2 feet 7 and a half inches)
  • overall depth 45 cm (1 foot 5 and three quarters 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 the central foot

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

Excellent clean sound 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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