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Displaying items by tag: Alan Grainger

Stock ref: DS2280

Circa 1960s / 70s

Rare 4' tall Mahogany Chest of Drawers from Alan 'Acornman' Grainger at Acorn Industries. Alan, his father George before him, and Bob Hunter the 'Wrenman' are amongst the few Yorksire craftsmen who have offered items in other solid hardwoods, alongside the oak ranges  for which they are now better known.  Of rectangual form, the top inlaid with an ilay line, with two short over  five long drawers also inlaid with a single ilay line, standing on shaped carved feet with their rademark incised carved  acorn to one side panel. Complementary period style brass drawer fittings. 

In wonderful condition, just a few minor usage marks on one side. There's evidence of some old and inactive woodworm visible in one rear panel where there is  a small section of sap wood, always preferred as it's naturally softer and more moist. Shown clearly in the image gallery below.

Handmade to the same exacting standards as the oak ranges. Originally costing the same prices as the equivalent oak items  the mahogany pieces  now represent superb value compared to the currently more fashionable oak pieces, being less than half the price.

Size: 76(w) x 47(d) x 122(h)cm

£ 835

 

Stock ref: DS2238

1964/5

Excellent bespoke commissioned and modestly proportioned solid oak Storage / Blanket Chest from the Acorn Industries workshop of Alan 'Acornman' Grainger and his family. Of rectangular form with typical pegged and panelled construction, commissioned with two small drawers below and brass handles.

Medium fumed from new it has been cleaned, refinished and wax polished.

Privately purchased from the original owners family with a copy of the original order 12/12/1964, completed and paid for in July 1965.

Size: 88.5(w) x 40.5(d) x 60.5(h)cm overall.

Internal chest size: 81.5(w) x 32(d) x 35(h)cm.
Internal drawer size: 35(w) x 31(d) x 9.5(h)cm each.

£ 835

Stock ref: DS2225

Circa 1970s/80s

An excellent 2'6" solid oak coffee / occasional table from the Acorn Industries workshop of Alan 'Acornman' Grainger and family. Features a quarter sawn,  adzed rectangular oak top supported on trestle sided legs with sledge feet, supported by a central pegged stretcher with  their trademark acorn signature. Excellent golden oak colour  with wonderful medullary graining in the top with a wax over polyurethane protective finish.

Size: 76(w) x 40(d) x 44.5(h)cm

£ 399

Stock ref: DS2017

Circa 1980

An excellent example of the solid oak Spinning Stool from the Acorn Industries workshop of Alan 'Acornman' Grainger. Features an adzed  back splat pierced with a heart shape, traditionally pegged  to the adzed seat which is supported on three splayed and tapering octagonally carved legs which are wedge jointed through the seat.

Excellent condition and colour with tight solid leg joints.

Contact us if you are looking for a pair, we have another in our backup stock.

Size: 45.5(w) x 43(d) x 80.5(h)cm

£ 355

Stock ref: DS1914

Circa 1960s/70s

An excellent example of an Alan 'Acornman' Grainger Large Oak Freestanding Glazed Corner Display Cabinet from  their Acorn Industries workshops at Brandsby, near York. Fully adzed to all visible panels with traditional wrought iron fittings. The upper section has lockable twin glazed panel doors which open to reveal three fitted oak shelves, below is a lockable shelved cupboard with twin oak panelled doors. 

Excellent condition and rich medium oak colour, rewaxed and cleaned in our workshop. 

We've fitted a new brass lock with keys to the upper section, the original keys were missing. 

Size: 95(w) x 57(d) x 168.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1255

Circa 1960s

A wonderfully patinated example of an earlier oak occasional table and stool from Acornman Alan Grainger at Acorn Industries. Adzed to all visible areas, it features a top which is visibly pegged  to shaped trestle style legs which are joined by a traditionally pegged central stretcher bearing his trademark acorn incised centrally.

Wonderful waxed condition and rich colour with one very minor surface scratch to the top (shown in the image gallery below.)

Size: 53.5(w) x 26.5(d) x 43.5(h)

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Stock ref: DS2155

Circa 1990

An excellent solid oak Dressing Table with Mirror and Leather Seated Stool from the Acorn Industries workshop of Alan 'Acornman' Grainger and his later family. Of typical rectangular form, adzed nad panelled to all visible surfaces with 5 drawers, traditional wrought iron drawer fittings and a trademark signature acorn. The stool features a drop-in leather seat pad and is also signed with his trademark acorn.

Privately purchased directly from the original owners family together with a number of other bedroom pieces.

Photographed in 'as purchased' condition,  the table and stool will be cleaned of minor splash marks and re-waxed prior to sale, the seat leather fed and polished.

Size: 106.5(w) x 51(d) x 133(h incl mirror)cm, 42"(w) x 20 1/4" (d) x 52 1/2"(h)cm. 
Table height: 75.5cm, 29 3/4".
Stool : 38(w) x 32.5(d) x 46(h)cm , 15"(w) x 12 3/4"(d) x 18"(h).

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Stock ref: DS2156

Circa 1990

An excellent solid oak adzed, panelled  and signed 6'3" wide Headboard from the Acorn Industries workshop of Alan 'Acornman' Grainger and his later family. Fixings on the rear allow for wall hanging  at the desired height or  the existing rear stoppers can be used and the headboard simply rested up gainst the wall. Suitable for modern Double, King and Queen bed widths.

Privately purchased directly from the original owners family together with a number of other bedroom pieces.

Size: 190(w) x  2(d) x  79(h)cm,  6'3"(w) x 3/4"(d) x 31"(h)

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Stock ref: DS2157

Circa 1990

An excellent solid oak Two Tier Side Table from from the Acorn Industries workshop of Alan 'Acornman' Grainger and his later family. Of rectangular form with two fixed adzed shelves supported on four adzed square legs, a trademark acorn carved to one. Excellent structurally and presented in a medium oak colour. Castors can be fitted to the legs if required, not included but they are easily available on-line.

Privately purchased directly from the original owners family together with a number of other bedroom pieces.

Please note we have two available in stock if required.

Size: 64(w) x 42(d) x 47(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2154

Circa 1990

A superb 3'6" wide double wardrobe from the Acorn Industries workshop of Alan 'Acornman' Grainger and his later family. Fully panelled and adzed to all exposed sides with twin opening doors, traditional wrought iron door fittings. and signature carved acorn to the lower front leg. Wonderfully clean inside and out with a clothes rail to the left and fixed storage shelving to the right. Excellent condition, medium oak colour.

Privately purchased directly from the original owners family together with a number of other bedroom pieces.

Size: 107(w) x 53.5(d) x 167(h)cm, 3'6"(w) x 21"(d) x 5'6"(h)

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