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Colin ‘Beaverman’ Almack, Oak and Leather Seated Stool

Stock ref: DS1111

Circa 1960s

Rectangular, standing on four turned and carved square / octagonal legs, joined by stretchers. Solid joints with no movement and no evidence of damage or repair. An early signature beaver is carved in recess to the upper middle of one stretcher. The seat top is a removable drop-in type, with a tan analine leather hide and webbing to the underside. The hide is is lovely condition with no tears or splits, just a little expected light staining commensurate with its age and normal usage. The leather has been cleaned and conditioned, which should be maintained annually to ensure the leather remains supple. The frame was very dirty on acquisition but  careful cleaning and re-waxing with clear wax has brought out the natural deep honey / nutty brown colour and graining of the fumed oak.

Size: 39.5(w) x 31.5(d) x 47(h) cm.

Colin Almack was trained and worked at Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson's workshop in Kilburn, but  left in 1960 to set up his own business, Beaver Furniture. Although Colin has died the family business continues today with the same values and traditions, led by his son-in-law David Clegg, himself a master craftsman.

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