Malcolm Foxman Pipes Ex-Mouseman Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Dining Chairs

SKU0020286

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School set of four English oak dining chairs by Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes (ex-Mouseman) made in about 1970. This item features:
  • Leather seat pads
  • Adzed backs (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
  • Shaped octagonal front legs
  • Traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs
  • Yorkshire rose nicely carved on the back of each chair

Comment

A very good set of Yorkshire School chairs, showing all the hallmarks of quality materials and craftsmanship that you would expect

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall depth 46 cm (1 foot 6 inches)
  • overall width 45 cm (1 foot 5 and three quarters inches)
  • overall height 90 cm (2 feet 11 and a half inches)
  • seat height 47 cm (1 foot 6 and a half 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. 1970

Identification

Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes carved fox head motif on each chair

About Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes

Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes (Ex-Mouseman): A cabinet maker who worked for 20 years for Robert Mouseman Thompson at Kilburn, before starting his own business making traditional top quality hand-made furniture. All his oak furniture is adzed, pegged and jointed, with a hand carved fox's mask motif

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

Condition

Very good sound condition. 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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