Phil Langstaff Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Chestnut Double Bed 1988



An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School chestnut double bed by Phil (Carthorse Furniture) Langstaff made in 1988. This item features:
  • Made in solid Sweet Chestnut
  • 4 fielded panels in each end
  • Msde with traditional blind tenon joints secured with hand made pegs
  • Chestnut side rails
  • Solid oak slats


A very rich colour and a refreshing change from the standard oak, whilst retaining the same golden colour. The head and footboards can be removed, but the base does not easily dismantle for transport


Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 138 cm (4 feet 6 and a quarter inches)
  • overall length 207 cm (6 feet 9 and a half inches)
  • base height 35 cm (1 foot 1 and three quarters inches)
  • headboard heigth 96 cm (3 feet 1 and three quarters inches)
  • footboard height 59 cm (1 foot 11 and a quarter 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




Commissioned by Phil Langstaff in 1988 (who was operating in the Old Mill workshop in Balk run by Horace Knight at the time) but now runs Carthouse Furniture. This bed is pictured on his website in the bed section, product code 1013

About Phil 'Carthorse Furniture' Langstaff

Phil 'Carthorse Furniture' Langstaff: The son of Divid Langstaff (former Mouseman craftsman who established his own Oak Leaf Furniture business in Easingwold) who extablished his own workshop knownas Carthouse Furniture in Carlton Miniott, near Thirsk making items to a high standard in the Yorkshire School tradition

About Sweet Chestnut

Sweet Chestnut: A strong and durable wood with a colour similar to mid oak and very striking grain

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


Very good sound condition. Some colour variation due to fading. 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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