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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

£ 1,970

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

£ 575

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

£ 150

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

£ 150

Stock ref: DS1368

!987/88

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: 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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Stock ref: DS1640

Circa 1990s

An excellent example of a 9 3/4" diameter oak fruitbowl from former mouseman craftsman Malcolm' Foxman' Pipes who established his own business in Cartlton Husthwaite, near Thirsk in 1983. Adzed and tooled all over, baize lined to the base, with a detailed tudor rose carved  centrally in the bowl and his signature foxes face  incised to the outside of the bowl.

Presented in pristine condition with a lovely medium oak colour. 

Malcolm retired and closed his business a couple of years ago.

Size: 25(dia) x 7.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1614

Circa 1998

A superb 4 branch oak chandelier from  the  mouseman trained and now retired Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes of Carlton Husthwaite, near Thirsk. Beautifully carved and constucted with adzing to all surfaces and a large acorn end finial. Brass bulbholders and modern 3 core earthed wiring which connect through the chandelier to a brass ceiling boss. The boss has an 03/97 manufacturing label on the inner electrical fitting and is a two part 'easy sliding fit' allowing for quick and easy removal of the complete light fitting from the ceiling if required. Excellent condition and colour.

Size: 47(dia) x 38(h excluding boss fitting, 50.5 including fitting)cm

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Stock ref: DS1613

Circa late 1980s

A superb and rare to market burr oak topped stool from the recently retired and former mouseman  craftsman Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes. Of rectangular form with a distinctive and heavily burred top supported by  four subtly adzed  and carved legs, joined by lower stretchers. Solid pinned joints with no looseness and presents in a superb medium fumed clear wax finish.

Size: 40(w) x 27(d) x 39)h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1612

Circa late 1980s

A superb quater sawn  oak  panelled storage / blanket chest  from ex mouseman craftsman Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes. Subtly adzed panels and framework to the top, front and sides  and presented in  superb condition both internally and externally. Cleaned and re-polished in our workshop with a lovely deep medium fumed  and clear waxed finish.

Size: 105(w) x 43(d) x 56(h)cm

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