Peter Rabbitman Heap (Ex-Mouseman) Arts & Crafts Yorkshire Oak Single Bed-Head

SKU0020296

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English oak single bed-head by Peter Rabbitman Heap (ex-Mouseman) made in c. 1970. Price each with 2 available. This item features:
  • Fielded panels
  • Adzed finish (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
  • Traditional mortise and blind tenon joints secured with hand made pegs
  • Half penny moulding along th top edge
  • Brackets ready to attach to a divan base

Comment

These will transform a standard single divan base into a beautiful Yorkshire School bed from one of the most renowned former Mouseman apprentices

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 93 cm (3 feet and a half)
  • headboard height 65 cm (2 feet 1 and a half inches)
  • overall height 98 cm (3 feet 2 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

Peter Rabbitman Heap's signature carved rabbit on the edge

About Peter 'Rabbitman' Heap

Peter 'Rabbitman' Heap (Ex-Mouseman): A Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Craftsman, who went on to start his own workshop at Wetwang, producing classic Yorkshire Oak items to the same standard as Thompson's, each with his signature carved rabbit. One of the most renowned former Mouseman apprentices

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

Excellent condition. A few minor marks visible on close inspection. 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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