Fred Snailman Somerscales Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Adzed Oak Coffee Table

SKU0020445

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School adzed oak coffee table by Fred 'Snailman' Somerscales. This item features:
  • Made in solid well figured English Oak
  • Three plank adzed oak top
  • Four octagonal legs
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional through tenon secured with hand made pegs

Comment

Larger than the typical Yorkshire School coffee table

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 46 cm (1 foot 6 inches)
  • overall length 106 cm (3 feet 5 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 60 cm (1 foot 11 and a half 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

Fred Somerscales' carved snail motif on the stretcher and brass plaque

About Fred 'Snailman' Somerscales

Fred 'Snailman' Somerscales: Fred trained under Richard 'Labradorman' Collinson (ex-Mouseman) then established his own business in Keelby, North Lincolnshire in February 2000, he followed the tradition of the Yorkshire cabinet makers and carves a snail on his work, which has rarely appeared on the market

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

Well good solid clean 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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