Kingpost Robert Ingham Robert Ingham Yorkshire School Adzed Oak Dresser C. 1950

SKU0020038

Features

Two drawers (Solid carcasses made with hand-cut lap and through dovetails) two heights plate rack, and classic Yorkshire School panels and pegged joints. Adzed on all external surfaces except the back

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • height 170 cm (5 feet 7 inches)
  • width 117 cm (3 feet 10 inches)
  • depth 48 cm (1 foot 7 inches)
  • (Base height 890 mm (35 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

Identification

Trademark kingpost beam carvings to right hand side of both parts

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 order and deep rich colour. Some areas of sun fading, moderate marks and one section of the left hand internal shelf missing. 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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