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Stock ref: DS1824

Circa 1950s

A excellent  oak and tapestry inset Fire Screen from the the workshop of Yorkshire Critters craftsman Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham. He traded  from Burton Leonard near Harrogate until the late 1950s, before retiring and selling  most of the assets of the business, including the design rights and his remaining stock, to Alan 'Acornman' Grainger when he founded Acorn Industries in 1957.

Oak framed with glazed front panel and oak panelled rear. Excellent colour and condition, from the same original ownership as the ceiling lights (DS1823)

Size: 53.3(w) x 19(d) x 81(h)cm

£ 195

Stock ref: DS1823

Circa 1950s

A excellent  pair of 3 branch oak Ceiling Chandeliers from the the workshop of Yorkshire Critters craftsman Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham. He traded  from Burton Leonard near Harrogate until the late 1950s, before retiring and selling  most of the assets of the business, including the design rights and his remaining stock, to Alan 'Acornman' Grainger when he founded Acorn Industries in 1957.

This is one of several Acornman and Kingpost ceiling chandeliers we have acquired privately from the original owners family which were purchased at various times, the earliest in the 1950s, through to  circa 1990. 

They feature a 3 branch light fitting with arms connecting centrally to a hexagonal central hub with a signature carved kingpost roof beam to one facet.  A hexagonal central column rises, to which is fitted a wrought iron or brass hanging chain and octagonal oak ceiling rose.  The original old 2 strand wiring has been replaced with new modern 3 core wiring and new earthed brass fittings, and they are ready to connect and use.

These differ only very slightly from the later made acornman examples we also have for sale (DS1822-1, DS1822-2) in that the  wiring is laid in a channel on the top side of the branch arms.  One chain is plated brass, the other wrought iron.

Offered  individually or as a pair,  but can also be purchased together with any of the other Acornman examples. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Size: 52(dia) x 24 to 55(h)cm, max incl chains and ceiling rose.

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Stock ref: DS1551

Circa 1950s

A rarely  seen  set of 3 oak double wall lights from the workshops of Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham who traded  from Burton Leonard near Harrogate until the late 1950s, before retiring and selling  most of the assets of the business to Alan Grainger to found Acorn Industries.  Complete with  Roberts trademark kingpost beam carving, plastic bulb holders, decorative dripping candle covers, individual on/off buttons and brass hanging brackets to the rear. Believed to be in working order on removal from the wall and  our acquision from a private estate.  The oak cleaned and re-waxed.

Size: 27(w) x 16(d) x 15.3(h)cm each

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Sock ref: DS1768

Circa late 1940s/50s

A rarely  seen  original version of an oak two tier Serving Trolley from the the workshop of Yorkshire Critters craftsman Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham. He traded  from Burton Leonard near Harrogate until the late 1950s, before retiring and selling  most of the assets of the business, including the design rights, to Alan 'Acornman' Grainger when he founded Acorn Industries.  Whilst of the highest handmade quality relatively little is known about him and therefore his work is not yet as well known as many of the other Critters craftsmen who set up in the 60s, 70s and later. However, this design will be familier to buyers of later made Acornman, Fishman and Lizardman furniture, all of whom have produced similar versions of this versatile item which is jointed centrally, allowing the two sections to be used independently as occasional tables when required. Complete with  Robert's trademark kingpost beam carving and standing on its original Shepherd castors.

Sympathetically cleaned and clear wax polished it presents in superb condition with a wonderful depth of aged colour.

Currently great value for discerning collectors, we're sure that his work will continue to be increasingly appreciated and valued as more information comes to light about his life and work.

Size: 65(w) x 42(d)  65.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1554

Circa 1950s

A superb  and unusual oak Craft / Sewing Cabinet from the Burton Leonard, Nr.Harrogate, craftsman Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham. Adzed to all visible surfaces and of rectangular form, very much in the Cotswold School style, with a hinged fall front opening to reveal two inner drawers and open storage below, standing on a plinth base. Distinctive  Cotswold School style visible dovetale jointing and shaped elongated wooden  door handle.  Robert's  trademark kingpost beam  is carved to the upper side of the  cabinet. It presents in excellent condition and colour following a clean and re-wax in our workshop.

Size: 53.3(w) x 31.7(d) x 51(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1553

Circa late 1940s/early 50s

An unusual and very rarely seen oak table lamp from the workshops of Robert 'Kingpost' Ingham who traded  from Burton Leonard near Harrogate until the late 1950s. In working order on acquision from a private estate it was still fitted with it's original small 2 pin circular bakelite plug. Cleaned and refitted with a new antiqued brass switchable bulbholder, new period 3 core braided lead and 3amp fused plug. Adzed all over, with an octagonal base and tapering square stem it presents in excellent waxed condition and with his trademark Kingpost beams carved prominently to the front of the base.

Size: 13.5(dia) x 20(h) cm excluding brass fittings.

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Stock ref: DS1163

Circa late 1940s/50s

Versatile and beautifully aged and patinated solid English oak dropleaf gateleg table from the workshops of Kingpost Woodwork who traded until the late 50s from Burton Leonard, near Harrogate. Rectangular form each top section featuring three fox tongue jointed planks with extensive adzing to the top, apron and legs and the typical exposed dowel pin joints. The trademark Kingpost roof beam signature is incised  centrally onto the central apron. 

Wonderful solid condition with a lovely depth of colour with a few minor surface marks commensurate with its age and normal usage.

Thoughtfully sized so that it can be used daily in its folded position by two people and extended as required to seat a larger number of people.

Size folded: 58(l) x 84(d) x (75(h)cm
Size fully open: 154 (l) x 84(d) x 75(h)cm

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From the same ownership as the Kingpost Sideboard - see stock ref: DS1162.

Stock ref: DS1162

Circa late 40s / 50s

Beatifully aged and patinated solid English oak  sideboard, in a size suited to rooms of modest size, from the workshops of Kingpost Woodwork who traded until the late 50s in the Harrogate district. Rectangular form with a fox tongue jointed three plank top with two drawers over  two  shelved cupboards, wrought iron fittings and a tongue and grooved back panel. It features extensive adzing and exposed dowel pinning  to the top, legs, individual side and front inlaid panels and drawer fronts, all features usually associated with the eariest period of Mouseman craftsmanship. The trademark Kingpost roof beam signature is carved in relief onto an upper side panel.

It presents in wonderful condition with a lovely depth of colour and aged patina. The top is in super condition just  the expected slight scatching and very feint traces of old markings, barely discernible in the images below. The right hand drawer has previously been partitioned but these have been removed leaving the small original screw holes in the drawer base. The interior is very clean having always been protected with lining paper.

Size: 118(w) x 49(d) x 88.5(h)

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A Kingpost 5' dropleaf gateleg table from the same ownership is also available - see DS1163