Kingpost Robert Ingham Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Adzed Oak Sideboard c. 1950

SKU0020190

Features

Yorkshire School Adzed Oak Sideboard by Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham with 2 drawers (made with lap and though dovetails) over two cupboards, each with shelf. Made with pegged tenon joints and wrought iron fittings

Comment

A beautifully designed and made item using top quality materials

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 88 cm (2 feet 10 and three quarters inches)
  • width 120 cm (3 feet 11 and a quarter inches)
  • depth 50 cm (1 foot 7 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

Date

c. 1950

Identification

Signature carved kingpost motif on the end

About Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham

Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham: An early Yorkshire School cabinet maker who traded from Burton Leonard near Harrogate until the late 1950s, before retiring and selling most of the business to Alan Grainger to found Acorn Industries. Unlike many later 'Critters', Ingham was not a former Mouseman craftsman, but used the same techniques, quality of material and design ideas. Items are marked with a trademark kingpost beam carving

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'såÊ transformation from jobbing carpenter to master craftsmen. By the mid-1920s he had adopted his famous trademark and had his own workshop busily employing several men. The workshop grew and over the years many of the craftsmen have taken their skills and branched out. Most have adopted a trademark of their own, a fox, a lizard, a fish, a rabbit to name but a few, and whilst some have slavishly 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

Excellent condition and rich colour, with smoothly sliding drawers and snugly fitting doors. A few minor scuffs and marks commensurate with its age. 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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