Derek Lizardman Slater Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Coffee Table

SKU0020541

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak coffee table by Derek 'Lizardman' Slater made in about 1970. This item features:
  • Made in solid English Oak throughout
  • Adzed 2 plank top top (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
  • Shapd octagonal legs joined be a stretcher
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs

Comment

A very clean sound example of this classic Yorkshire School design

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall length 91 cm (2 feet 11 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 39 cm (1 foot 3 and a quarter inches)
  • overall height 44 cm (1 foot 5 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

Derek Lizardman Slater's carved lizard motif on the stretcher

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 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

Very good 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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