Derek Lizardman Slater Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dresser



An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Light oak dresser by Derek 'Lizardman' Slater. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • 3 central drawers (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid bases)
  • 2 cupboards with fielded panel doors each containing a single fixed shelf
  • Top with a Two Tier Plate Rack
  • Handmade wrought iron fittings
  • Shaped octagonal legs
  • Fully panelled sided and panelled back to the base
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons
  • Adzed top to base


A very well proportioned item and classic Yorkshire School dresser design.


Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 160 cm (5 feet 3 inches)
  • base height 76 cm (2 feet 6 inches)
  • base depth 44 cm (1 foot 5 and a quarter inches)
  • top depth 18 cm (7 inches)
  • shelf depth 10 cm (3 inches)
  • overall width 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


Derek Lizardman Slater's carved lizard motif on the front

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'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


Very good clean original condition. A few minor water splashes. 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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