Set of 4 Horace 'Knightman' Knight Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Chairs

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An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Chair by Horace 'Knightman' Knight 1992. A good solid set of Yorkshire School chairs with nicely carved Yorkshire roses in the backs. Featuring:

  • Solid English Oak throughout.
  • Studded leather seat pads
  • Side stretchers united by twin cross stretchers
  • Hand carved Yorkshire roses to the front of the backs
  • Shaped octagonal front legs

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Height 870mm (2 feet 10 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Width 420mm (1 foot 4 1/2 inches)
  • Overall Depth 430mm (1 foot 4 3/4 inches)
  • Seat Height 460mm (1 foot 6 inches) [A standard height for a dining table]
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.

1992

Finely hand-carved knight motif on the leg of each chair

Good condition with tight joints, original finish and intact leather. Some marks on the leather and some fading of the finish and water splashes in places.. 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 small firm of high class cabinet makers, founded by Horace Knight in 1984, producing top quality handmade furniture much of which is in the Yorkshire School style, featuring solid English Oak with wrought iron fittings and traditional construction techniques. Every piece is made by one individual craftsman, from choosing the wood right through to final finishing. It currently run by the Knight family and trades under the name Old Mill Furniture

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 Chair by Horace 'Knightman' Knight 1992. A good solid set of Yorkshire School chairs with nicely carved Yorkshire roses in the backs. Good condition with tight joints, original finish and intact leather. Some marks on the leather and some fading of the finish and water splashes in places.


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