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

SKU0020579

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Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dining Table by Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham made in about 1950. A lovely table with a a very rich colour by one of the earliest contemporaries of Robert Mouseman Thompson. this table can easily accommodate 6 people. This table was made over 60 years ago giving it a warmth and charm not found in new items It is however still as sound and stylish as it was when made and treated with care it will last many more lifetimes, featuring:
  • Quarter-sawn English Oak (quarter-sawing is a method of sawing oak logs to produce boards with superior strength, making it less likely to crack, shrink or warp. It also gives the finished boards prominent highly decorative 'medullary rays' in its grain.)
  • Subtly adzed on all visible surfaces (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
  • Rectangular top made out of just three continuous pieces of oak
  • On shaped trestle supports with sledge feet joined with a single stretcher secured by keyed tenons
  • Natural oil based finish

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall length 167 cm (5 feet 5 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 75 cm (2 feet 5 and a half inches)
  • overall height 73 cm (2 feet 4 and three quarters 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

Condition

Excellent condition with tight joints, free from woodworm and only a very few minor marks and dints. 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

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 Furniture

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

Questions

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