Displaying items by tag: Derek Slater

Stock ref: DS2375

Circa 1980

An excellent 5' solid oak Sideboard by the Acorn Industries (Acornman)  trained craftsman Derek 'Lizardman' Slater of Crayke, near Easingwold. Features an adzed two plank top with rear upstand, panelled front, sides and rear, a central bank of graduated drawers, one of which is lined and compartmentalised for cutlery with two shelved cupboards to either side. Standing on octagonally carved legs with his later trademark lizard carved prominently to the lower front right. Complimentd by traditional wrought iron fittings.

Wonderful medium fumed colour, very clean condition inside and out. The top finished in a stain and heat resistant polyurethane finish with wax over, the framework and panels waxed.

Size: 152.59w) x 42.5(d) x 78(h)cm. Drawer heighs 10cm, 12.5cm, 12.7cm.


Stock ref: DS2356

Circa 1980s /90s.

An excellent solid oak Napkin Ring by the Acorn Industries trained Derek Slater, carved with his earlier signature fish.

Bespoke commissioned by a Yorkshire Oak / Critters collector, together with an example of a Napkin Ring with his later lizard signature.

Size: 5(h)cm


Stock ref: DS2355

Circa 1980s/90s

An excellent solid oak Napkin Ring by the Acorn Industries trained Derek Slater, carved with his later signature lizard.

Bespoke commissioned by a Yorkshire Oak / Critters collector, together with an example of a Napkin Ring with his earlier fish signature.

Size: 5cm(h)


Stock ref: DS2353

Circa 1990s

An excellent large oak Derek 'Lizardman' Slater Chest  of Drawers with  a 2 short over 4 long graduated drawer arrangement. Feautes an adzed top with rear upstand, panelled and pinned sides and brass drawer fittings, standing on short octagonally carved feet. Derek's signature lizard carving is in high relief to the lower front right upright.

Presents in original condition with a medium fumed colour and wonderfully clean interior.

Size: 92.5(w) x 48.5(d) x 119(h)cm. Drawer heights: 15.2, 16.5, 18, 19, 20.3cm


Stock ref: DS1946

Circa 1970

A wonderful example of a bespoke commissioned  Derek 'Fishman' Slater  refectory style oak Coffee Table inset with a sealed and polished marble top, supported on twin octagonally carved baluster legs and sledge feet joined by a central stretcher.  Fully cleaned and rewaxed in our workshop  it now presents beautifully, with just slight evidence of old loss to the inner face of one sledge foot, probably caused by chewing from a family pet. Sanded and rewaxed it is shown in the image gallery below and reflects in the great value price.

Derek trained and worked at Acorn Industries before setting up on his own, his early solo work bearing the fish signature, his later work a lizard.

Size: 110(w) x 59.3(d) x 45.5(h)cm



Stock ref: DS1941

Circa 1990

A superb example of a large 5' wide  x 2'9" deep solid oak Kneehole Desk from the Yorkshire Critters craftsman Derek Slater who trained at Acorn Industries and later set up on his own, initially carving a Fish motif, later a Lizard following the original Lizardman Martin dutton's retirement. Features a bank of 4 graduated drawers to the left and three graduated drawers to the right, the lower right being for A4 sized files, some which are included. All the drawers feature handcarved yorkshire rose door knobs. The desk also features panelled sides and rear and stands on 8 octagonally carved block feet.

Superb condition and a  golden oak clear waxed colour.......... it's also heavy !

Size: 152.5(w) x 84(d) x 71(h)cm


Stock ref: DS1940

Circa 1990

An excellent solid oak Magazine Rack of slatted form with solid ends from the Yorkshire Critters maker Derek Slater. Derek trained at Acorn Industries, using a  Fish motif on his solo work, before adopting the Lizard after the retirement of  Martin Dutton. Excellent condition and a light medium colour.

Size: 51(w) x 28(d) x 41(h0cm


Stock ref: DS1761

Circa 1970s

A superb solid oak Spinning Chair from the 'Yorkshire Critters' craftsman Derek Slater of Crayke whose early solo work is carved with a fish, later pieces with a lizard. The slender shaped chair back with Arts &Crafts inspired heart shaped pierced back, the shaped seat supported by four octagonally carved and tapered legs joined by stretchers. 

Superb condition with a medium honey colour and solid joints.

Size: 40(w) x 41(d) x 88.5(h)cm. Seat height 44.5cm.


Stock ref: DS1729

Circa late 60s/70s

A superb example of a wall hung oak panelled corner cabinet from Derek Slater from his earlier independent period when he carved a fish signature  into his  work. Solid oak throughout with a 6 panel door with adzing to all visible framework and panels including the top. Two inner fixed shelves with wonderful condition inside and out with no staining or damage to the exterior and presented in a waxed finish with a rich honey colour. Dereks signature fish is carved in relief to the lower front section of the door.Complete with key  for the lock and original wall hanging fixings.

Previously sold by us in 2015, we were delighted to have the opportunity to buy it back recently.

Size: 64(w) x 36.5(d) x 92.5(h)


Stock ref: DS1694


A wonderful bespoke commissioned adzed oak nest of 3 tables which feature burr oak inlays to each of the table tops. Marked with Dereks distinctive lizard carving and presented in superb condition and medium oak colour together with  the original  sales invoice.

Size largest: 61(w) x 35.5(d) x 43 (h)cm 


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