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Acornman Handmade Oak Coffee Table

Stock No

32112

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2013
  • £690.00
  • €821 Euro
  • $891 US Dollar

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Item Description

Circa 1960. Acornman handmade oak coffee table. The rectangular adzed top with chamfered edges on shaped trestles with a deep cross stretcher retained by pegs above shaped plinth bases. 

Literature:

The Yorkshire Critter Carvers comprise of over 40 craftsmen, working from the 1940s to the present day, who made oak furniture inspired by Robert “Mouseman” Thompson of Kilburn, Yorkshire. Many of these Critter Carvers trained in Thompson’s Kilburn workshop before setting up their own craft shops. Using the same native oak material, traditional hand tools and traditional techniques (especially adzed surfaces) as utilised by “Mouseman” Thompson, each craftsman created a signature carved ‘critter’ such as an animal/bird (squirrel, beaver or woodpecker, e.g.  “Woodpeckerman”, “Squirrelman” or “Beaverman”), acorn or human icon (e.g. “Knightman” or “Vikingman”) to decorate and act as a signature to identify their own pieces. The historical significance of Mouseman Thompson’s designs and style, the fine traditional craftmanship, functional nature and beauty of Yorkshire Critter Carver’s oak furniture is enduring, and is reflected in the continued demand and robust prices for these items.

Item Info

Seller Location

Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland

Item Dimensions

H: 45cm W: 91cm D: 41cm

Period

Circa 1960

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)131 5537286

+44 (0)7836 283669

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