Derek 'Lizardman' Slater Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Dresser

SKU0020736

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dresser by Derek 'Lizardman' Slater made in 1984. A classic Yorkshire School design that continues to endure, in an excellent rich colour and lovely original condition. You can store things in it too!. Featuring:

  • Solid English Oak throughout
  • 3 graduated central drawers (made with single plank fronts solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid bases)
  • Two single plank fielded panel doors surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with pegs
  • Rectangular top made out of two continuous pieces of oak
  • Can be separated into 2 parts for easy transportation
  • Subtly adzed on the top (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
  • Shaped octagonal legs
  • Upper section with 2 fixed shelves
  • Planked back
  • Handmade wrought iron fittings

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Width 1510mm (4 feet 11 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Depth 430mm (1 foot 4 3/4 inches)
  • Overall Height 1670mm (5 feet 5 1/2 inches)
  • Base Height 770mm (2 feet 6 1/4 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.

1984

Derek Lizardman Slater's carved lizard motif and original receipt present.

Excellent condition with excellent colour and grain, snugly closing doors, smoothly sliding drawers, tight joints and original finish. A few very minor marks. 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.

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 under the trade name 'Woodcarvers of Crayke'

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

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

 

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dresser by Derek 'Lizardman' Slater made in 1984. A classic Yorkshire School design that continues to endure, in an excellent rich colour and lovely original condition. You can store things in it too!. Excellent condition with excellent colour and grain, snugly closing doors, smoothly sliding drawers, tight joints and original finish. A few very minor marks


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