Stock ref: DS1338
Circa late 1980s
A superb matched pair of bedside or side cabinets by ex Mouseman craftsman 'Oakleafman' David Langstaff. Solid oak panelling throughout with typical adzing to the top and door panels. David's trademark oakleaf is carved into the tops of each cabinet. Made as a matched pair, one door is hinged to the left the other to the right. The cabinet interiors are in pristine condition and feature 3 removeable and fully height adjustable oak shelves. Finished in a wonderful waxed golden honey colour. The only evidence of usage by the original Easingwold owners is some minor drip staining to the rear panels on one of the cabinets which is shown in the image gallery below.
David worked at Robert Thompson's from 1965 before setting up Oak Leaf Furniture in 1986 in Easingwold.
Size: 45.5(w) x 29.5(d) x 69(h) cm each.
With prices for bedside cabinets from David and similar Yorkshire craftsmen now £ 850 - £ 900 each and the Mouseman cabinet currently £ 1,855 these are very attractively priced at:
Stock ref: DS1186
Circa late 1980s
Lovely letter rack by the ex Mouseman craftsman David Langstaff who has been working independently in Easingwold since 1986. Crafted and hand tooled from a single block of high quality quater sawn oak which highlights the golden medullary rays in the oak with adzing all over except the base. Even the cut-out for the letters is hand tooled and his trademark oakleaf is carved in relief to the front. In perfect condition with no damage or water splashing and a lovely warm mellow honey colour.
Size: 15 cm(w) x 3.7(d) x 7.5(h)
Great value at:
Stock ref: DS1047
Circa mid '80's
In excellent condition, complete with original catalogue price list, confirming this to be one of the earliest made after David left Robert Thompson’s and set up on his own. Features a detachable delft rack with half penny moulded cornice and shaped adzed sides enclosing 2 shelves and a panelled back. The lower sideboard with 2 drawers,1 baize lined for cutlery, over 2 quadruple panelled doors and an inner shelf. Panelled sides and back, turned faceted legs, wrought iron fittings. Adzed top with inscribed oakleaf trademark.
Size: 122(w) x 46(d) x 183(h) cm
Wonderful colour and condition. A new piece would cost approx £4,000 from similar ‘ Yorkshire Critter’ craftsmen and £ 6250 from R. Thompson’s, making this superb value.