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Stock ref: DS1860

Circa 1960

Wonderful oak Trinket Box with adzed / tooled hinged lid featuring a carved Yorkshire rose. Unsigned, but strongly believed to have been made by ex Mouseman craftsman Martin'Lizardman' Dutton, as it is from the same estate as a bespoke carved oak display shelf we have also acquired which is marked with his signature lizard carving and finished in the same wax colour.

Size: 14(w) x 12(d) x 10(h)cm

£ 110 

Stock ref: DS1440

Circa 1960s

A wonderful example of a glass fronted Yorkshire oak framed fire screen  with an inlaid wool tapestry of a country windmill scene, shaped wooden handle to the top and traditional visible pinned construction.   The back panel is  solid oak and has been recently fitted by our ex mouseman restorer to replace a deteriorating original hardboard back.  Well constructed it is  unmarked and may well be Sid Pollard's work  as we have seen him use hardboard backs on similar work before, but we cannot confirm this.Excellent waxed condition and colour.

Size: 53(w) x 15.5(d) x 85(h)cm

£ 160 30/11/17, previously £ 210 

Stock ref: DS1820

Circa 1980s

A beautiful pair of  Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak  Candlesticks featuring an octagonal facetted base supporting a central tapering carved column and octagonal carved and facetted top section with copper and brass candle holder. Baize lined to the base with each Including a removeable sycamore circular drip tray. The craftsman is unknown but they are beautifully made and present in a wonderful medium oak colour.

Size: 13.3(w) x 13.3(d) x 30.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1688

Circa 1970s / early 80s

An unusually rare opportunity for collectors of the Yorkshire Critters work to acquire what is believed to be a one off 10" oak wall plaque carved with a cart horse, made by former mouseman craftsman Brian Bowes for personal family relations. 

The plaque is carved from a solid block of oak and the high relief carving is wonderfully detailed and observed, the horses pose being identical to that used by Stan Dodds on his mouseman horse carvings.  Adzed and tooled in typical mouseman style. Medium fumed  this piece is devoloping a rich warm honey colour. Privately acquired together with a darker fumed carved bird of prey wall plaque from the same ownership.

We believe Brian joined Robert Thompson's as an apprentice straight from school in the late 60s, working with them until the mid 1980s, when he left to take over a family owned  joinery business.

Size: 25.5(dia) x 4(d)cm

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Stock ref: DS1687

Circa 1970s / early 80s

An unusually rare opportunity for collectors of the Yorkshire Critters work to acquire what is believed to be a one off 10" oak wall plaque carved with a bird of prey, made by former mouseman craftsman Brian Bowes for personal family relations. 

The plaque is carved from a solid block of oak and the high relief carving is wonderfully detailed and posed, and adzed and tooled in typical mouseman style. Darker fumed  this piece is devoloping a warm nutty brown colour. Privately acquired together with a lighter fumed carved cart horse wall plaque from the same ownership.

We believe Brian joined Robert Thompson's as an apprentice straight from school in the late 60s, working with them until the mid 1980s, when he left to take over a family owned  joinery business.

Size: 25.5(dia) x 4(d)cm

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Stock ref: DS1686

Circa late 1970s/ early 1980s

An unusually rare opportunity for collectors of the Yorkshire Critters work to acquire what is believed to be a one off oak Pen Tray made by former mouseman craftsman Brian Bowes for family relations, featuring a salmon /trout carving that he was experimenting with at the time as his own 'Critter' carving. A small number of other pieces made by Brian are known to have this carved signature either in high relief or incised,most remaining in close family and friends ownership.

We believe Brian joined Robert Thompson's as an apprentice straight from school in the late 60s, working with them until the mid 1980s, when he left to take over a family owned  joinery business.

The Pen Tray is of typical mouseman style with the penny moulded castellated edge, large pen tray and two smaller pin trays. Wonderful condition and colour. Privately acquired.

Size: 30.4(w) x 11(d) x 6(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1550

Circa 1960s/70s

An excellent and rare to market oak table lamp from the York workshop of Herbert Bird. We are not sure if he was a mouseman trained craftsman but his work is certainly of a high quality and  in the Mouseman and Yorkshire Critter's tradition, featuring extensive adzing and his distinctive Kingfisher carving. Acquired privately from a York estate we have wax polished the wood and replaced the original electrics with a new antiqued brass switchable bulb holder, new 3 core earthed period style braided lead  and a 3amp fused plug. It's now in excellent condition and working order.

Size: 15(dia) x 21(h) cm

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Stock ref: DS1344

Circa 1980s

Superb 'Kingfisher' carved Yorkshire oak cow stool. The octagonal top features a Yorkshire rose  carved centrally, typical  exposed and wedged leg joints through the seat and scalloped lower edge. The three curved legs are extensively adzed and a kingfisher is carved in high relief to one leg. Lovely honey colour, free from any stains or damage.

The identity of this carver  remains uncertain, often incorrectly attributed to the former Thompson's master carver Stan Dodd's who carved a very similar Woodpecker on personal work, however it is thought most likely to be the work of Herbert Bird of York, although little is known about him. If anyone can confirm his identity or has any information about Herbert  we would be delighted to hear form them.

Size: 26.5(seat dia) x 34(h)cm. Max leg width 33cm.

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Stock ref: DS1322

Circa 1960s

A wonderful refectory style  2'6" length coffee table with typical shaped trestle legs joined by a pegged stretcher and extensively adzed to all visible surfaces.  The craftsman has carved  what looks to be an ivy leaf signature in high relief  to the centre of the stretcher. Of solid construction with superb depth of colour and natural burrs visible in the table top. The only minor fault is the past loss of a natural knot in the stretcher which has been filled by a previous owner.

Whilst the piece clearly has a good age we have not seen this signature leaf carving before.  It maybe Fred Suffield's work,  but if anyone knows the identity of the craftsman we would be happy to hear from you and attribute the piece correctly. 

Size: 76(w) x 40.5(d) x 43(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1283

 

A unique beautifully carved and tooled  vintage Yorkshire School oakleaf pin dish. The craftsman remains unknown but the quality  of the workmanship would suggest it has been made by one of the Mouseman trained craftsmen, most likely as a personal out of hours piece. Locally sourced it is carved from a single block of oak and presents without any damage or losses in a  naturally rich nutty brown colour and patina which suggests it has a good age to it, believed to be 1950s/60s.

Size: 15(l) x 9(d) x 3.5(h)cm

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