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Stock ref: DS2363

Circa 1980s/90s

An excellent example of a handcarved Horseshoe Pin Dish by the ex Mouseman craftsman Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes of Carleton Husthwaite, near Thirsk.

Excellent condition, darker fumed colour, display use only with no faults or losses. 

Malcolm trained at Robert Thompson's in the 1960s and is best known for making many of their longcase clocks, a personal passion for him. He established his own workshop in 1983 where he adopted the fox signature previously used by Don Craven who had retired in the 1970s. Malcolm continued to work until he retired fairly recently.

Size: 12.3(w) x 12(d) x 3.2(h)cm

£ 175

Stock ref: DS1368

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A Malcolm 'Foxman'Pipes Bedside Cabinet in immaculate condition. Traditional panelled construction and wrought iron fittings with subtle adzing to the top, frame and panels in line with early Thompson's craftsmanship. The interior is spotless with a beatifully made upper drawer which features a pippy oak base  and excellent dovetailing. Malcolm's signature foxes mask is carved prominently to the front of the cabinet.

This is just one piece from a large collection Foxman pieces acquired privately directly from the estate of a lady who corresponded regularly with Malcolm and his mother up to the time of her recent death. All the pieces from this estate have been cherished from new and are in pristine condition.

Size: 49.5(w) x 40(d) x 66.5(h)

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Stock ref: DS2357

Circa 1980s / 90s

A superb display use only example of a rare to market  solid oak napkin Ring from the ex mouseman craftsman Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes, carved with his distinctive foxes face mask, this example in low relief form. Malcolm retired several years ago and closed his business.

Excellent condition and finished in a deeper oak fumed colour with no faults or losses.

Sourced from an excellent single owner collection of napkin rings we've recently purchased.

Size: 5(dia) x 4.6(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2341

Circa 1980s

A superb display use only example of a rare to market  solid oak Ashtray from the ex mouseman craftsman Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes, carved with his distinctive foxes face mask, this example in high relief form. Excellent condition and finished in a deeper oak fumed colour. Malcolm retired several years ago and closed his business.

Sourced from a single owner collection of Yorkshire Critters ashtrays.

Size: 10.2(w) x 7.6(d) x 3.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2004

Circa 1980s/90s

A superb display use only example of a rare to market  solid oak Ashtray from the ex mouseman craftsman Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes, carved with his distinctive foxes face mask, this example in high relief form. Excellent condition and medium oak fumed colour.

Size: 10(w) x 7.5(d) x 3.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2003

Circa 1980s/90s

A superb display use only example of a rare to market  solid oak Ashtray from the ex mouseman craftsman Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes, carved with his distinctive foxes face mask, this example in incised form. Excellent condition and medium oak fumed colour.

Size: 10.3(w) x 7.7(d) x 2.3(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2266

Circa 1980s

An excellent 2'6" wide solid oak Chest of 3 Drawers by the ex mouseman craftsman Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes. Panelled, pinned and adzed to all visible surfaces with rose carved drawer knobs. Malcolm's signature fox mask carving to the upper left of the chest.

Excellent condition with clean inner drawers which have been protected with lining paper.  Gently cleaned and waxed with a warm medium fumed colour.

Malcolm is a  former ‘Mouseman’ craftsman who trained in the early 1960s and left in 1981 to set up his own workshop in Carlton Husthwaite. He is the second ex mouseman craftsman to  adopt a fox as his signature, the earlier craftsman being Don Craven who was active in the 60s and 70s.  Malcolm has now retired and closed his business.

Size: 76(w) x 46(d) x 81.3(h)cm / 30" x 18" x 32"

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Stock ref: DS2110

Circa 1980s

An early example of his work under his own name. Glazed and leaded upper display cabinet with single door and 3 inner glass shelves. Below is a panelled single doored cupboard with inner shelf.  All the outer woodwork and panelling is subtly adzed and the fittings are in wrought iron. Malcolm's signature foxes head in high relief lower left of the glazed section.

Photographed as acquired, prior to cleaning, refurbishing  and re-waxing which is included in the price quoted below. 

There is currently some very light paint flecking to upper facing surfaces and general fading and light marking to the waxed finish which will clean out during refurbishment.  There's a natural shrinkage to a wooden joint visible on one rear side back board which we intend to  rectify, but the piece is structurally sound with no breakages to the tempered glass shelves. If you are happy to take the piece as it is photographed please contact us directly for pricing. It can be seen and inspected in our Preston Antique Centre showroom during normal opening hours.

Malcolm is a  former ‘Mouseman’ craftsman who trained in the early 1960s and left in 1981 to set up his own workshop in Carlton Husthwaite. He is the second ex mouseman craftsman to  adopt a fox as his signature, the earlier craftsman being Don Craven who was active in the 60s and 70s.  Malcolm has now retired and closed his business.

Size:  65(w) x 47(d) x 188(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2064

Circa 1980s/90s

A superb  bespoke made Yorkshire Oak Mantel Clock from the workshop of ex mouseman craftsman Malcolm Pipes, inset with a  working 1920s /early 30s Smiths car clock with a hand wound mechanical movement. Malcolm made most of the Mouseman clocks, and they continued to be both a personal and commercial  passion for him  when he established his own Fox furniture business in Carleton Husthwaite, near Thirsk, right up until his retirement a few years ago. Some bear his trademark foxes mask, many of the clocks he made do not.

Beautifully carved  from English Oak with carved flower heads  and a yorkshire rose around the clock clock, distinctive adzed tooling to  the top. It presents in the wonderfully rich, deep colour.

These vintage car clocks were produced by S Smith & Sons and were very poular aftermarket fitments in Austin, Morris, MG  and other cars produced in the late 20s and early 30s. An example of this clock design is on display at the V&A Museum, London. The clock is protected and fitted into a cased bowl, hinged to the front and allowing opening to the winder, hand adjuster and fast / slow time regulator. The movement is a spring wound, lever escarpment, the dial is marked P 344099 together with the Smiths  trademark. The inner bowl still retains the printed  instructions for winding and time adjustment. 

Size: 28(w) x 8(d) x 17(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1646

Circa late 1980s

An excellent adzed oak Glazed Corner Display Cabinet from ex mouseman craftsman Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes. Fully adzed to the frame and panels, in line with early mouseman craftmanship, featuring the traditional penny moulded frieze top with a lockable,  leaded and glazed panelled display cupboard with three internal glass shelves. Below is a panelled cupboard with internal fixed shelf, all complemented by traditional wrought iron fittings.  Malcolm's trademark foxes face is carved in relief to prominently to the upper front of the glazed cupboard section.

Cleaned and rewaxed in our worlshop it presents in excellent condition in it's natural medium oak colour.

Malcolm trained and worked at Robert Thompson's in the 1960s through to 1983 when he established Fox Furniture in Cartlon Husthwaite, adopting the fox signature that Don Craven had  originally established and used  up until his retirement. Malcolm retired  and closed his business about two years ago.

Size: 73(w) x 46(d) x 187(h)cm

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