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Stock ref: DS1874

Circa 1950s

Size: 25.5(l) x 22.8(w) x 4(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1859

Circa 1960

A unique opportunity to purchase a  bespoke made oak Display Shelf by the talented former Mouseman craftsman Martin 'Lizardman' Dutton featuring detailed tracery carved scrolling leaf and flower forms. His signature lizard is carved prominently to the front section  which  supports the shelf plinth. Copper wall fixings to the rear and lower  hole for a screw fixing, accessed by gently withdrawing and twisting slightly to the side, the dowelled interference fitted  carved section which supports the plinth.

Excellent condition and medium colour, with no losses or repairs evident.

Martin Dutton (1921-2009) of Huby, Nr York was a talented craftsman who trained and worked at Thompson's through the war years. His solo work from the late 40s onwards bears  his distinctive Lizard carving. Martin, who was deaf from birth, later became the senior woodwork teacher at the  Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf in Doncaster, the lizard carving later continued by his associate Yorkshire craftsman Derek Slater.

Size: 28(w) x 17.8(d) x 26(h)cm

See also the little unsigned oak Trinket Box, stock ref: DS1860, from the same  original ownership and believed to have also been made at the same time by Martin Dutton.

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Stock ref: DS1833

Circa late 1940s - early 60s

A superb and unusual bespoke commissioned pair of oak carvings of a labrador named Cherie, skilfully carved by the ex mouseman  craftsman Martin 'Lizardman' Dutton of Huby. Wonderfully observed  and each carved and tooled from a solid block of oak, each bearing the dogs name and Martin's  trademark lizard carving. Darker fumed from new and with over half a century of natural aging they present in rich warm brown colour tones, with no losses or repairs.

Martin Dutton (1921-2009) of Huby, Nr York was a talented craftsman who trained and worked at Thompson's through the war years. His solo work from the late 40s onwards bears  his distinctive Lizard carving. Martin, who was deaf from birth, later became the senior woodwork teacher at the  Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf in Doncaster, the lizard carving later continued by his associate Yorkshire craftsman Derek Slater.

Sizes:
Labrador sitting 17(w) x 7(d) x 25.5(h)cm, Labrador laying down 34(w) x 7(d) x 11.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1828

Circa late 40s - early 60s

 A rare and exquisitely carved oak dish of maple leaf form from ex mouseman craftsman Martin Dutton, only the second of it's type we have acquired over the years we have been in business. A wonderfully tactile piece to handle, the oak is beautifully contoured and tooled in traditional mouseman style to all visible surfaces,  with Martin's distinctive Lizard carved prominently within the dish. Gently cleaned and re-waxed in our workshop to revive the rich brown  colour tones of the fumed oak. Wonderful condition for its age,  but we know our regular clients appreciate our honest descriptive appraisals so would point out very slight evidence of old chipping to one leaf tip and a very fine old professional glued repair along the wood grain, to the leaf tip where the lizard is carved. All are shown in the image gallery below.

Martin Dutton (1921-2009) of Huby, Nr York was a talented craftsman who trained and worked at Thompson's through the war years. His solo work from the late 40s onwards bears  his distinctive Lizard carving. Martin, who was deaf from birth, later became the senior woodwork teacher at the  Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf in Doncaster, the lizard carving later continued by his associate Yorkshire craftsman Derek Slater.

Size: 22.5(w) x (26.7(d) x 4.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1784

Circa 1950s

An excellent and rare to market oak ashtray from ex Mouseman craftsman Martin 'Lizardman' Dutton. No evidence of ash burn with a tooled upper surface and carved with his distinctive lizard. Medium fumed originally and now with a rich naturally aged and waxed colour and patina.

Martin Dutton (1921-2009) of Huby, Nr York was a talented craftsman who worked at Thompson's  through the war years. His solo work from the late 40s onwards bears  his distinctive Lizard carving. Martin, who was deaf  from birth, later became the senior woodwork teacher at the  Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf in Doncaster, the lizard carving later continued by his associate Yorkshire Critters craftsman Derek Slater.

Size: 10.3(w) x 7.5(d) x 3(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1625

Circa 1950s

A wonderfull example of a 3' oak refectory style Coffee Table from the former mouseman craftsman Martin 'Lizardman' Dutton. Of rectangular form with a two plank top standing on  shaped trestle legs  and sledge feet, joined by a pegged central stretcher.  The top features carved triangular detailing around the side edges and Martin's signature lizard is carved to the side edge of one leg. Adzed to all visible surfaces and presents in wonderful condition and colour following a clean  to  remove  the expected ring marks on the top, and a re-wax in our workshop. Acquired directly from the original owners family.

Size: 91.5(w) x 40(d) x 45(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1627

Circa 1950s

A superb panelled and adzed 4'6" double bed comprising  1 1/2" thick oak headboard, footboard and original Vono end and side irons. Martins distinctive lizard is carved to the upper corner of the headboard. Superb natural rich colour and excellent condition following a sympathetic clean and re-wax in our workshop. There is old screw hole evidence on the lower  inner legs that the irons had been lowered at some point in the past but the irons have been replaced to their original positions using new screws where appropriate as some where missing. Acquired directly from the original owners family.

Size:  137(w) x 200.5(d) x 99(h-headboard) 54(h-footboard)cm

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Stock ref: DS1626

Circa 1950s

A superb oak Chest of Drawers or Dressing Table from former mouseman craftsman Martin 'Lizardman' Dutton. Of rectangular panelled form with two short over two graduated long drawers. Adzing to all visible surfaces with his distinctive lizard carved prominently to the canted front corner of the piece. It presents in beautiful condition and rich natural  aged colour, following a clean and re-wax in our workshop. The arched tryptic bevelled glass mirror is in very good original condition and can easily be removed if purchasers just wish to use the piece as a chest of drawers. Acquired directly from the original owners family.

Size: 107.5(w) x 45.5(d) x 75.5(h) or 154(h) with mirror in place.

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Stock ref: DS1541

Circa late 1940s/50s

An interesting and wonderfully well patinated example of a 12" Breadboard from craftsman Martin 'Lizardman' Dutton who was working at Robert Thompson's during WW2.

Well used on both sides with some wear on corner edges, his distinctive signature lizard is carved prominently in gigh relief to one edge of the board. Most unusually, the underside is also adzed and carved with triangular detailing to the outer edges.

Size: 30.5(w) x 25(d) x 2.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1507

Circa late 1950s / early 60s

Rare to the market and in excellent condition with Martin's distinctive lizard carved to one facet of the napkin ring

Size: 5 (dia) x 4.5(h)

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