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



An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School dresser by Horace 'Knightman' Knight. This item features:
  • Made in Solid English Oak
  • Fielded panels with traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs
  • 2 short over 3 long drawers in base section (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails)
  • Two cupboards in the base section with 2 adjustable oak shelves in each
  • Two glazed cupboards in the upper section each with 2 adjustable oak shelves
  • Central open section in the top with 2 fixed shelves
  • Fully panelled back
  • Wrought iron fittings


A very well proportioned and beautifully made dresser in the classic Yorkshire School style


Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 187 cm (6 feet 1 and a half inches)
  • overall width 153 cm (5 feet and a quarter)
  • overall depth 46 cm (1 foot 6 inches)
  • top section depth 25 cm (9 and three quarters inches)
  • top section internal depth 23 cm (8 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


c. 1985


Finely hand-carved knight motifs on right side of top and base

About Horace 'Knightman' Knight

Horace 'Knightman' Knight: 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

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

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


Excellent clean sound condition. Minor fading of the base and a few very minor surface marks. 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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