Horace 'Knightman' Knight Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dresser


An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dresser by Horace 'Knightman' Knight 1980. A nicely proportioned dresser in the classic Yorkshire School style and made with the precision and care expected from this well respected maker. . Featuring:

  • Two lower doors made with single plank fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with pegs
  • 2 drawers (made with single plank fronts solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails)
  • 2 upper glazed doors
  • Handmade wrought iron fittings
  • Fully panelled sides and back with single plank fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with pegs
  • Shaped octagonal feet

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Width 995mm (3 feet 3 inches)
  • Overall Depth 460mm (1 foot 6 inches)
  • Base Height 187mm ( 7 1/4 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.


Finely hand-carved inset knight motif

Very good condition, snugly closing doors, smoothly sliding drawers, tight joints, excellent colour and grain. A few light to moderate marks on the top.. 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

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