Eagleman (Ex-Mouseman) Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Telephone Seat Table

SKU0020455

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak telephone seat table by Albert 'Eagleman' Jeffray (ex-Mouseman). This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • Nailed Leather Hide seat
  • Six octagonal legs joined by stretchers
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 61 cm (2 feet)
  • overall length 79 cm (2 feet 7 inches)
  • overall depth 40 cm (1 foot 3 and three quarters 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

Identification

Albert 'Eagleman' Jeffray's carved inset eagle motif

About Albert 'Eagleman' Jeffray

Albert 'Eagleman' Jeffray (Ex-Mouseman): Albert 'Eagleman' Jeffray started his career at Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson's in 1954 (a year or so prior to Thompsons' death) and continued working there until 1966 when he decided to work on his own and began his career as the 'Eagleman', signing each piece with an incised eagle motif

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 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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