Colin Beaverman Almack (Ex-Mouseman) Yorkshire School Oak Extending Dining Table

SKU0020318

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English oak extending dining table by Colin 'Beaverman' Almack (ex-Mouseman). This item features:
  • Smooth English Oak oak top with curved corners
  • Oak sliding rails to insert the additional leaf which can also be used to store the leaf when not in use
  • Shaped octagonal legs joined by a stretcher
  • Solid English oak throughout
  • Traditional mortise and blind tenon joints secured with hand made pegs

Comment

Its rare to find a Yorkshire School dining table that extends and this one gives 2 very usable sizes and is in beautiful condition.

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 75 cm (2 feet 5 and a half inches)
  • overall width 96 cm (3 feet 1 and three quarters inches)
  • overall length extended 201 cm (6 feet 7 and a quarter inches)
  • overall length unextended 150 cm (4 feet 11 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 Almack's signature carved beaver motif on one 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'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

Excellent condition. A few feint surface marks can be found upon close inspection, and slight colour variation on the feet. 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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