Robert Kingpost Ingham Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dining Table

SKU0020372

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School adzed English Oak dining table by Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham made in c. 1950. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • 3 plank (made out of just 3 continuous pieces of solid oak) adzed top (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
  • Adzed shaped supports joined by an adzed stretched with keyed tenons

Comment

An early adzed table with a rich golden colour and subtly adzed top, by Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham one of the earliest contemporaries of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 73 cm (2 feet 4 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 74 cm (2 feet 5 and a quarter inches)
  • overall length 168 cm (5 feet 6 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

Date

c. 1950

Identification

Robert Kingpost Ingham signature carved Kingpost motif on the stretcher

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's  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

Very good sound clean 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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