Stock ref: DS2230

1996

An excellent set of 6 Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Adzed Panel Back Dining Chairs. The chairs are all structurally solid and the frames have been cleaned of the usual stains, grime and spalshes, and re-waxed. They are a matched set, all six chairs made by the same craftsman as denoted by the same mouse carving to each chair.

There’s a small wood chip to the lower leg of one  and a hairline around a rear dowel joint on one back panel, both of which we’ve photographed in the image gallery below. All chairs present with their original butterscotch hide which has been cleaned and conditioned and with good solid under foams.

Privately acquired from the original owners family in North Yorkshire. 

The current new price for these 6 chairs  is £ 6,360 

 Size: 44.5(w) x 43(d) x 85(h)cm

£ 3,870

Previously £ 4,350

Stock ref: DS2685

Circa  2007-10

An excellent  solid oak four legged  Side Table  by the ex mouseman craftsman Gavin ‘Lilyman’ Kirkbride of Brompton, Northallerton. Rectangular form with adzed top with drawer below, standing on four octagonally carved legs with  Gavin’s trademark arum lily carved to  one. 

Excellent condition and colour, following a gentle clean and re-wax.

Provenance: Susan & Dennis Exley Collection, avid collectors of the Yorkshire craftsmen’s work from the 1970s to 2000s. Sue supported Gavin in his early solo days so these pieces represent some of his earliest commissions. This is one of three side tables of differing configurations / sizes we have acquired.

Having had a keen interest in woodwork from a young age Gavin went to work as an apprentice at Robert Thompson’s after leaving school in 1992. His career at  Thompson’s spanned 15 years and saw him qualify as a highly skilled craftsman.  He established his own business in Northallerton in 2007, the business name inspired by the birth of his first child, daughter Lily. As an ex mouseman craftsman  and inspired by the ethos and traditions acquired there, Gavin now makes bespoke hand crafted solid oak furniture  and joinery to clients specifications, each piece carved with an Arum Lily, a symbol of peace and serenity. Personally recommended by David, Gavin is also generous of his skills and time to our own business. Having known each other well for over 12 years, he’s the ex mouseman craftsman David turns to when repair work or restoration advice is needed on our own stock pieces.

Size: 49(w) x 36(d) x 53.5(h)cm

£ 360

Stock ref: DS2409

Circa 1990s

Superb quality photo frame made from the highest quality sycamore, walnut and ebony inlaid in a geometric design, by luxury furniture maker David Linley. Excellent condition, can be used in portrait or landscape orientation. Stamped Linley to the rear. Sourced from a property in Harrogate, together with a number of other Linley pieces.  

New Linley photo frames this size start at £ 425

Known professionally as David Linley, David is probably better known to the public as the Earl of Snowdon, the son of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong – Jones (Lord Snowdon), and the cousin of King Charles lll.

David trained  under John Makepeace  on leaving school and, naturally talented, he established Linley Furniture in 1985, producing the highest quality furniture  and bespoke installations for the high end luxury market. The business continues to trade nationally and internationally today. Whilst his HQ is in London, what is less well known is that his production workshop  is on the outskirts of Whitby, North Yorkshire, now operated  and owned by his long time associate  and friend Mark Asplin Whiteley. David has for many years  admired and been appreciative of the skill set in the area and knows the ‘Yorkshire Critters’ workshops based in North Yorkshire.

Size: 22(w) x 27(h) cm portrait orientation. Can also use in landscape orientation.

£ 275 ( price reduction)

Stock ref: DS2407-1

Circa 1990s

Superb quality photo frame made from the highest quality sycamore with rosewood banding in a cushioned design, by luxury furniture maker David Linley. Excellent condition, can be used in portrait or lanscape orientation. Stamped Linley to the rear. Sourced from a property in Harrogate, together with a number of other Linley pieces.  

New Linley photo frames this size start at £ 425

Known professionally as David Linley, David is probably better known to the public as the Earl of Snowdon, the son of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon), and the cousin of King Charles lll.

David trained  under John Makepeace  on leaving school and, naturally talented, he established Linley Furniture in 1985, producing the highest quality furniture  and bespoke installations for the high end luxury market. The business continues to trade nationally and internationally today. Whilst his HQ is in London, what is less well known is that his production workshop  is on the outskirts of Whitby, North Yorkshire, now operated  and owned by his long time associate  and friend Mark Asplin Whiteley. David has for many years  admired and been appreciative of the skill set in the area and knows the ‘Yorkshire Critters’ workshops based in North Yorkshire.

Size : 21.7(w) x 27 (h)cm – portrait orientation. Can also use in landscape orientation.

£ 275 ( price reduction )

Stock ref: DS2408

Circa 1990s

The worlds finest hand rolled cigars deserve the very finest humidity controlled storage. This superb quality  Cigar Humidor  is made from the highest quality walnut,  with inlaid radiating bands of walnut and other woods, made by prestigious luxury furniture  and home accessory maker David Linley. Excellent used condition,  with hinged and damped lid, cedar interior, moveable centre partition, hygrometer and meshed container for  the humidity controlling desiccant packs (eg Boveda).  Marked Linley.  Opens and closes very neatly, but please note that the key is no longer present to lock it securely.  Sourced from a property in Harrogate, together with a number of other Linley  furniture and collectable pieces.  

New Linley prices are currently in the  £ 2,750 to £ 6,995 range depending on size and finish.

Known professionally as David Linley, David is probably better known to the public as the Earl of Snowdon, the son of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon), and the cousin of King Charles lll.

David trained  under John Makepeace  on leaving school and, naturally talented, he established Linley Furniture in 1985, producing the highest quality furniture  and bespoke installations for the high end luxury market. The business continues to trade nationally and internationally today. Whilst his HQ is in London, what is less well known is that his production workshop  is on the outskirts of Whitby, North Yorkshire, now operated  and owned by his long time associate  and friend Mark Asplin Whiteley. David has for many years  admired and been appreciative of the skill set in the area and all the ‘Yorkshire Critters’ workshops based in North Yorkshire.

Size: 34(w) x 17(d) x 9.1(h)cm

£ 890 ( price reduction )

Stock ref: DS2405

Circa 1990s

Superb quality Lamp, Side or Occasional Table  made from the highest quality  solid sycamore and inlaid veneers by luxury furniture maker David Linley.  The square shaped top features  quartered sycamore veneers radiating to a chanfered edge with walnut stringing.  There is a drawer below, the handle inlaid with veneer, standing on four square tapered legs and stamped Linley to the underside. 

Sourced from a property in Harrogate, together with a number of other Linley pieces.  

Prices for new Linley  Lamp / Side Tables start at £ 3,500, with no upper limit.

Known professionally as David Linley, David is probably better known to the public as the Earl of Snowdon, the son of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon), and the cousin of King Charles lll.

David trained  under John Makepeace  on leaving school and, naturally talented, he established Linley Furniture in 1985, producing the highest quality furniture  and bespoke installations for the high end luxury market. The business continues to trade nationally and internationally today. Whilst his HQ is in London, what is less well known is that his production workshop  is on the outskirts of Whitby, North Yorkshire, now operated  and owned by his long time associate  and friend Mark Asplin Whiteley. David has for many years  admired and been appreciative of the craftsman skill set in the area and knows all the ‘Yorkshire Critters’ workshops based in North Yorkshire.

Size: 50(w) x 52.5(d incl drawer handle) x 59(h)cm

£ 995 ( price reduction )

Stock ref: DS2404

Circa 1990s

Superb quality Coffee  / Occasional Table  made from the highest quality  solid sycamore and inlaid veneers by luxury furniture maker David Linley.  The top features  radiating inlaid anegre sycamore veneers and bubinga stringing. Curved apron, standing on four square tapered legs and stamped Linley to the underside. 

Sourced from a property in Harrogate, together with a number of other Linley pieces.  

Prices for new Linley Coffee Tables start at £ 4,500, with no upper limit.

Known professionally as David Linley, David is probably better known to the public as the Earl of Snowdon, the son of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon), and the cousin of King Charles IIl.

David trained  under John Makepeace  on leaving school and, naturally talented, he established Linley Furniture in 1985, producing the highest quality furniture  and bespoke installations for the high end luxury market. The business continues to trade nationally and internationally today. Whilst his HQ is in London, what is less well known is that his production workshop  is on the outskirts of Whitby, North Yorkshire, now operated  and owned by his long time associate  and friend Mark Asplin Whiteley. David has for many years  admired and been appreciative of the craftsman skill set in the area and knows the ‘Yorkshire Critters’ workshops based in North Yorkshire.

Size:  123(w) x 65(d) x 40(h)cm

£ 1,995 (price reduction)

 

Stock ref: DS2422

Circa 1820s/30s

Lancaster’s finest, a beautifully  wax patinated  Regency period Mahogany Chest of Drawers from our home City  designers and manufacturers Gillow’s. Features  three short drawers over  three graduated long drawers below, each with cock beading around the drawer fronts and original brass escutcheons and locks, most with their original paper drawer linings intact. Original rosewood drawer knobs.  The top centre drawer is stamped GILLOWS . LANCASTER, the right upper drawer is signed in pencil on the underside by the craftsman R Dixon. Standing on its original  bun feet. The original pattern for this chest is recorded in the Gillows Estimate Sketch Books for 1821.

Presents in wonderful waxed condition with excellent patina, following a careful sympathetic clean and wax polish  for us by the esteemed professional antique restorer David Podmore at Andrew Podmore & Son, York. Minor repairs were made to the original beading on the right side edge of the  top  which had split in two and there’s a small chip to one lower drawer knob. Elsewhere just the expected minor scuffs / scratces  from normal usage in the last 200 years, but no staining, and the careful wax polishing has ensured a wonderful rich patina has been maintained. There’s no evidence of any woodworm in the past. The rear is all original… it still has the original hand forged large pin which would have held the price label in place.

Enclosed in the image montage are some images weve taken of the original Gillows office and workshops in use when this piece was being made, close to both the quayside and castle, together with their altogether larger and more impressive office, showroom and workshops opened in 1882 and in use until final closure. The latter premises have very recently been converted into very high end student accommodation for Lancaster University students.

Provenance: purchased from the grade II listed Wormington Grange, Worcestershire.

We believe it is most sensibly priced, some recent auction results for genuine  and attributed Gillows pieces in this design are detailed below, some pieces requiring significant repair / refinishing:

Christies, 15/11/2017, £ 4750 (attributed only)
Christies 11/1/2017, £ 3,250 (attributed only)
Christies  11/1/2017, £ 3,500 (attributed only)
Bonhams 11/3/2015, £ 6,000 (stamped Gillows)
Bonhams 4/11/2015, £ 5,250 (stamped Gillows)

Size: 118(w) x 52.5(d) x 108.5(h)cm

£ 2,775 ( price reduction )

Stock ref: DS2451

Circa 1990

An excellent glazed oak Corner Display cabinet by the Yorkshire Oak and ex Acornman craftsman Derek Slater of Crayke near Easingwold.  The upper glazed and leaded display section features 4 fixed wooden shelves, the lower cupboard has 2  fixed shelves, complimented by traditional wrought iron fittings.

Excellent condition and colour throughout, newly re-waxed.

Size: 73.5(w) x 48(d) x 195(h)cm

£ 1,120

Stock ref: DS2466 / DS2467

Circa 1990s

An excellent pair of solid oak Double Wall Lights by the ex Mouseman (1954-66) craftsman Albert Jeffray who retired in 2005. Brass earthed bulb holders and modern 3 core earthed wiring. Each incised with his signature eagle carving and with wall fixing bracket to the rear.

Excellent condition and colour, re-waxed in our workshop.

Offered individually or as a pair

Size 30(w) x 14.5(d) x 15(h)cm

£ 190 Pair, £ 110 each

Stock ref: DS2749

Circa 1970s/80s

An excellent solid english oak Magazine Rack from the Acorn Industries workshop of Alan ‘Acornman’ Grainger. Features tapered and shaped ends with slatted sides, carry handle and a trademark acorn carved in low relief to one end.

It presents in wonderful condition.

Examples seem to vary in size considerably, this is one of the largest we’ve had.

Size: 50(w) x 29.5(d) x 44(h)cm

£ 335, previously £ 360