'Cat & Mouseman' Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Linen Cupboard / Pantry

SKU0020687

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak linen cupboard or pantry by Lyndon 'Cat & Mouseman' Hammell (Ex-Mouseman) 1990. , A very pleasingly simple but elegant design in the classic Yorkshire school style. A very useful items suitable for a kitchen, hallway, landing or bedroom and capable of holding vast amounts of shoes, linen, coats, boxes and baked beans, while looking stylish and decorative on the outside.. Featuring:

  • Two upper doors with single plank raised fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with pegs
  • Two lower doors with single plank raised fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with pegs
  • Four adjustable shelves secured with hand turned pegs
  • Plinth base
  • Fully panelled sides and back with single plank fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with pegs

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Width 1070mm (3 feet 6 inches)
  • Overall Depth 510mm (1 foot 8 inches)
  • Overall Height 2040mm (6 feet 8 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.

1990

Lyndon Hammel's signature carved Cat & Mouse motif

Excellent condition with, snugly closing doors, tight joints and original finish. 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 former apprentice at Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson's workshop who has made high quality Yorkshire School furniture in English oak ever since

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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