Robert Mouseman Thompson Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Chairs

SKU0020439

Features

A set of 6 Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School chairs by Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • Leather seats with copper studs
  • Tapered legs and plain backs
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs

Comment

A set of 6 chairs, with good colour, by the premier Yorkshire School maker, Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 86 cm (2 feet 9 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 43 cm (1 foot 4 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 46 cm (1 foot 6 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

Identification

Robert Thompson's famous finely carved inset mouse motif on the leg of each chair

About Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson (1876 to 1955): One of the most famous British furniture makers, who was part of the 1920s revival of craftsmanship, inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement renowned for his pieces featuring a carved mouse and adzed surfaces. His pieces are always simple, solid, instantly recognisable and beautifully made out of fine materials. They are highly sought after

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

Condition

Good sound solid condition with no movement. Seat pads lightly marked and sagging in places. 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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