Unicornman Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Coffee Table

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An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Coffee Table by Coxwold Cabinet Makers 'Unicornman' Post 1990. A nice table with an unusual curved stretcher. Featuring:

  • Rectangular top made out of five continuous pieces of very well figured quarter-sawn solid timber
  • Trestle supports on sledge feet joined with a single stretcher secured by keyed tenons

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Length 1060mm (3 feet 5 1/2 inches)
  • Overall Width 505mm (1 foot 7 3/4 inches)
  • Overall Height 440mm (1 foot 5 1/4 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.

Post 1990

Coxwold Cabinet Makers’ carved unicorn motif on the stretcher

Good sound condition with tight joints and clean finish. 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.

A Coxwold based cabinet maker founden in 1987 by two local Yorkshire cabinet makers; Geoffrey Taylor-Gell and Jonathan Dixon. They are renowned for high quality custom-built furniture made using top quality materials using traditional cabinet making techniques, each featuring their unicorn motif

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 Coffee Table by Coxwold Cabinet Makers 'Unicornman' Post 1990. A nice table with an unusual curved stretcher. Good sound condition with tight joints and clean finish


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