Unicornman Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Standard Lamp c. 1980

SKU0020391

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Yorkshire Schhol oak standard lamp by Coxwold Cabinet Makers 'Unicornman' made in c. 1980. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • Octagonal column
  • Circular dish shaped base
  • Standard BC22 light fitting

Comment

An attractive light oak Yorkshire School standard lamp

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 153 cm (5 feet and a quarter)
  • overall width 39 cm (1 foot 3 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. 1980

Identification

Hand carved unicorn motif on the base

About Coxwold Cabinet Makers 'Unicornman'

Coxwold Cabinet Makers 'Unicornman': 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

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. Some scuffing on the base. 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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