Derek Lizardman Slater Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Adzed English Oak Sideboard



An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School adzed English oak sideboard by Derek Lizardman Slater, with 2 plank adzed top; three drawers (each with a single plank adzed front, solid oak sides back and base, and constructed with lap and through dovetails) and three cupboards (with adzed fielded panels). It is constructed with mortise and tenon joints secured with hand made oak pegs and wrought iron hardware


A very useful, well made and attractive item in English Oak, by a top Yorkshire School maker


Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 181 cm (5 feet 11 and a quarter inches)
  • overall height 85 cm (2 feet 9 and a half inches)
  • height without upstand 81 cm (2 feet 8 inches)
  • overall depth 46 cm (1 foot 6 inches)
  • leg height 10 cm (3 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


c. 1960


Signature carved lizard to the left leg

About Derek 'Lizardman' Slater

Derek 'Lizardman' Slater: A former apprentice from Acorn Industries (Alan 'Acornman' Grainger) know for his quality work in oak in the Yorkshire School style and trademark carved Lizard. He worked with with ex-Mouseman apprentice Martin Dutton

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


Very good original unrestored condition and rich colour. The shelve in the two outer cupboards and not present. 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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