Sid Pollard (Ex-Mouseman) Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Corner TV Stand

SKU0020291

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English oak corner television stand by Sid Pollard (ex-Mouseman) made in around 1950. This item features:
  • With two doors
  • Adzed fielded panels including panelled back
  • Wrought-iron fittings
  • Traditional mortise and blind tenon joints secured with hand made pegs
  • Very similar to the Mouseman design MS039

Comment

A very useful English oak corner television stand

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 46 cm (1 foot 6 inches)
  • corner depth 81 cm (2 feet 8 inches)
  • diagonal depth 81 cm (2 feet 8 inches)
  • diagonal width 115 cm (3 feet 9 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

About Sid Pollard [Ex-Mouseman]

Sid Pollard [Ex-Mouseman]: One of Robert 'Mouseman)' Thompson's early apprentices. 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

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 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

Very good sound condition with rich colour. 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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