Sid Pollard [ex-Mouseman] Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Cabinet

SKU0020725

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Cabinet by Sid Pollard [ex-Mouseman] 1960. A very decorative display cabinet, made to the usually Yorkshire School standard. Featuring:

  • Solid English Oak
  • Subtly adzed on the top (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)
  • 3 doors with leaded glazed inserts surrounded by oak rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with hand made pegs
  • 2 fixed glass shelves
  • Leaded glazed inserts in the sides
  • Shaped octagonal feet
  • Solid oak back with single plank fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with hand made pegs
  • Handmade brass hinges and handles

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Width 1240mm (4 feet and 3/4 of an inch)
  • Overall Depth 390mm (1 foot 3 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Height 860mm (2 feet 9 3/4 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.

1960

Good condition with good colour and grain, snugly closing doors, tight joints and original finish. Some colour variation and surface indents.. 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.

Sid Pollard (Ex-Mouseman): One of Robert 'Mouseman)' Thompson's very early apprentices, who continued making the same style and quality of furniture in his own workshop. He was one of the few apprentices not to chose a trademark animal for his own work, (although some early items reportedly initially a rabbit motif) his work is almost always unmarked, preferring to let his craftsmanship speak for itself.

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

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

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Cabinet by Sid Pollard [ex-Mouseman] 1960. A very decorative display cabinet, made to the usually Yorkshire School standard. Good condition with good colour and grain, snugly closing doors, tight joints and original finish. Some colour variation and surface indents.


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