Wrenman (Ex-Mouseman) Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak TV Cabinet 2003

SKU0020446

Features

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School oak television cabinet by Bob 'Wrenman' Hunter (ex-Mouseman) made in 2003. This item features:
  • Made in English Oak
  • Single drawer (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with hand-cut lap and through dovetails and solid base)
  • A pair of two panel doors enclosing a shelf
  • Fielded panels to the sides and back
  • Hand carved Yorkshire rose handles
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional blind tenons

Comment

A very well made and useful cabinet.

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall width 70 cm (2 feet 3 and a half inches)
  • overall depth 47 cm (1 foot 6 and a half inches)
  • overall height 54 cm (1 foot 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

2003

Identification

Bob Hunter's hand carved inset Wren motif on the drawer front

About Bob 'Wrenman' Hunter

Bob 'Wrenman' Hunter (Ex-Mouseman): A Former Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson craftsman known for hand crafted items with the trademark Yorkshire School adzed finish bearing his trademark hand carved wren

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 condition. Some colour variation. 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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