Set of 5 Oakleafman (Ex-Mouseman) Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Tables

SKU0020422

Features

A set of 5 matching Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak tables by David 'Oakleafman' Langstaff (ex-Mouseman) made in c. 1990. This item features:
  • Made in Solid English Oak
  • 3 plank tops
  • Octagonal legs
  • Constructed using true cabinet making Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs and button screwed top

Comment

A very useful matching set of of dining height tables, perfect for a cafe or to use in combination in a domestic environment, with a rich golden oak colour and the quality of construction expected from a former Mouseman craftsman

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 74 cm (2 feet 5 and a quarter inches)
  • overall depth 76 cm (2 feet 6 inches)
  • overall width 76 cm (2 feet 6 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. 1990

Identification

David Langstaff's signature carved oakleaf motif on the top. Made for Easingwold Rectory

About David 'Oakleafman' Langstaff

David 'Oakleafman' Langstaff (Ex-Mouseman): A former Mouseman craftsman who established his own Oak Leaf Furniture business in Easingwold in 1986, making items to a high standard in the Yorkshire School tradition. His son Phil runs Carthouse Furniture

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 Furniture

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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