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Wilf ‘Squirrelman’ Hutchinson 5' Oak Dining Table and 6 Chairs

Stock ref: DS1171

1969

Refectory style rectangular dining table with a 3 plank adzed top, standing on 2 octagonally carved balster legs joined by a central stretcher. Trademark squirrel carved to one leg in high relief.

Complemented by 4 lattice backed dining chairs and 2 armchairs each with carved squirrels to the front legs. Adzing all over in line with early Mouseman craftsmanship. One armchair is lattice backed, the other carved with a Yorkshire / Lancashire rose, depending on your personal preference or  which side of the Pennines you reside ! The chairs retain their original leather hides which look to have been recoloured blue in the past, the foam infills have been replaced recently.

Wonderful condition and colour, just the expected minor light markings commensurate with  careful everyday usage over the years and a natural wood split in the top.

Acquired privately the suite is complete with original purchase invoice from may 1969 confirming it has been in the same ownership from new until i purchased it recently.

Table size: 152.5(w) x 77.5(d) x 74(h)cm

Chair size: 45.5(w) x 47(d) x 85.5(h) cm

Armchair size: 54(w) x 53(d) x 90.5(h) cm

Wilf Hutchinson started as a Mouseman apprentice in 1952, leaving after his apprenticeship and setting up his own business in 1958. Wilf sadly died on 15th June 2013 after a long illness, aged 76, but the business continues in the capable hands of his son Trevor, himself a fine wood craftsman and upholsterer.

Great value, to purchase new from Squirrel Woodcarvers this set would currently cost in excess of £ 5000.

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