Hebert 'Kingfisherman' Bird Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Long Case Clock

SKU0020536

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak long case Hebert 'Kingfisherman' Bird, made in around 1970. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • Arch Top with carved Yorkshire Roses and hand turned finials
  • Fielded panel to the front door
  • Handmade burnished brass face with black numbering
  • High quality quartz movement

Comment

A very attractive and well proportioned clock with pleasingly simple elegant lines. It runs with a quartz movement (which still has a pleasing tick) avoiding the problems of setting up a mechanical movement correctly and getting it to run reliably and to time

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 163 cm (5 feet 4 and a quarter inches)
  • overall width 33 cm (1 foot and three quarters)
  • overall depth 21 cm (8 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

Carved inset kingfisher motif on the side

About Hebert 'Kingfisherman' Bird

Hebert 'Kingfisherman' Bird: A York based craftsmen producing small numbers of Yorkshire School items to a high standard in oak, all marked with a carved Kingfisher. He may have been a former Mouseman apprentice, but this is not confirmed

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 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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