Arts & Crafts Furniture
Knightman Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Buffet Sideboard
An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Buffet Sideboard by Horace 'Knightman' Knight. An unusual and nicely made sideboard from the estate of Horace Knight, with 3 useful large drawers and an open shelf. Featuring:
- Solid English Oak.
- 3 drawers (made with single plank fronts solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails).
- Rectangular top made out of just two continuous pieces of very well figured quarter-sawn solid timber.
- Lower shelf.
- Shaped octagonal legs.
- Handmade wrought iron fittings.
- Traditional blind tenons secured with pegs.
- Single plank fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by blind tenons secured with pegs to the sides and back.
Approximate dimensions are:
- Overall Length 1530mm (5 feet).
- Overall Depth 460mm (1 foot 6 inches).
- Overall Height 760mm (2 feet 5 3/4 inches).
Finely hand-carved knight motif on the end and from the estate of Horace Knight (1933-2021).
Very good condition with good colour, tight joints and clean finish. Some colour variation 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 Yorkshire School cabinet makers, founded by Horace Knight in 1984, after training with Sid Pollard [One of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson first apprentices] in the 1970s. Well known for 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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