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Coming soon..... a  James Cleasby Dent (1920-2003) solid oak square  four legged stool with original tapestry covered drop in seat pad and typical SWD construction including chamfered edges and alternating thumbnail carving detail.  James  trained and worked with  Stanley  from 1941 to 1954 and features extensively in  Hugh Wright's definitive biography on Stanley Webb Davies. Signed and dated 1966, with his twin acorn trademark, it was made by James under his own name  when he lived and worked at Ravenstondale near Kirkby Stephen. 

Full details and images will be on the website soon.

David is pleased to announce that the new showroom  on the 1st floor of the Preston Antique Centre, Preston, Lancashire is now fully stocked and open 7 days a week for viewings and sales. 

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Mouseman Bookends, circa late 50s/early 60s.

Mouseman Nest of 3 Tables, circa 1960.

Mouseman Standard Lamp, circa 1960s

Mouseman Standard Lamp, circa 2000

 

All in superb condition. I've got a backlog of new pieces to put on-line that i'm working through so full details  and images  will be put onto the website as soon as possible. In the meantime please contact me to discuss further. 

Details will be on the website as soon as possible for the following pieces. Please contact me to discuss further if you have an interest in a particular piece.

Mouseman:
Glazed Corner Cabinet, early 40s/50s cheeseboard, circa 1960 cheeseboard, set of 4 napkin rings, 2 early napkin rings, 3 ashtrays, 12" fruitbowl.

Squirrelman:
Table lamp, ashtray, 12" fruitbowl.

Rabbitman:
Ashtray, 3' coffee table. 

Foxman:
Table lamp, pin dish, napkin ring.

Wrenman:
7 1/2" bowl, Letter rack.

Oakleafman:
Letter rack

Kingpost:
4' sideboard, 5' gateleg table.

I am pleased to be selling on behalf of my private client a rare, bespoke made 'Mouseman' dining suite. My client has owned the suite for 25 years having purchased it as a 'classic' piece from Robert Thompson's. It is believed the suite originally formed part of a bespoke commission. It is being sold only because my client is downsizing and the suite is too large for their new home.

The table is 9' long  which seats 10 confortably, with a 2" thick top, adzed all over including the underside and dowel pinned in line with early table manufacture. The leg and foot design is unique to the table.

The suite includes 10 armchairs The chairs are also a bespoke design and feature extensive adzing to the panelled backs and well looked after original leather seat bases.

To make a similar suite today would cost approximately £20,000.

Full details  and further photographs will be put onto the website within the next week. For further details please contact me directly.

David

I am pleased to announce that i will shortly be opening a new showroom within the Preston Antiques Centre, New Hall Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5NQ and vacating my Red House, York premises.

With a larger more accessible floor space and improved on-site furniture handling and parking facilities, it will allow me to expand the business and stock a greater number of larger furniture pieces, such as dining and bedroom suites, that i have had considerable difficulty displaying in York. The Preston Centre specialises in high quality vintage and antique furniture, is open 7 days a week, fully managed and can arrange transport nationally and internationally.

I've lived in Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire since 1995, but was raised, went to school and married in Preston, so i still have very close family and friends living in the Preston and North Lancashire area.  Having a physical presence on both sides of the Pennines will help reinforce my growing reputation as the leading North of England based specialist in Mouseman, Yorkshire Critters and Arts and Crafts furniture.

I am expecting the Preston showroom to be fully stocked and operational by w/c 15th July as some joinery work and decoration  is scheduled for the first week of July. A small number of larger pieces that i currently have at home or in my local Thirsk warehouse will be put on temporary display within the Preston Antiques Centre from early June. Longer term i will also continue to hold some smaller items for sale at my home address in Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire.

As i have always suggested on my website, i would urge clients to check stock availability and its location with me before setting out to view a particular piece.

The website will be updated with full address, google mapping and contact details for the Preston Antiques Centre in the coming weeks. In the meantime i will be pleased to answer any questions existing or prospective clients may have.

Thank you.

David Siddall

29/5/13

A suite comprising a 5' refectory dining table with 4+2 lattice backed dining chairs and a 5' sideboard. Being acquired privately from the original Cumbria living owners who bought the set new in 1969 & still have the original receipt. Lovely original condition, including the leather, just the expected minor usage marking to the table and sideboard tops. Please contact me for further details.

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Available now, stock ref: DS1168.  Rare bespoke design believed to  have been commissioned and made to a Hugh Birkett Cotswold School Arts & Crafts design.

Circa 1940s/50s, superb colour and condition. Details and images on-line now, stock ref:DS1169.

Coming soon......................please contact me for initial details and price.

Early Mouseman 4' Bookcase ( being cleaned and awaiting confirmation on a precise age)

Beautifully patinated Mouseman Octagonal Coffee / Occasional Table, circa 1950s -possibly earlier.

Mouseman Hall Table / Dining Extension Table, circa 1960s

Mouseman Octagonal Coffee / Occasional Table, circa 1970s

Mouseman Calf Stool, earlier piece with mouse carved to the rear.

Mouseman 3 Branch Chandelier, circa 1960s/70s.

Mouseman Book Trough, circa 70's

Mouseman Cheeseboard, circa 1980

Robin Nance of St Ives, Cotswold School Ottoman, circa 1940s early 50s - rare and in superb condition.

Simon Robinson 'Dalesbred' Arts & Crafts Burr Oak Panelled CD Cabinet, superb condition, labelled and numbered.

Rabbitman Cow Stools, circa 1970s ( two available)

Beaverman 4 Legged Coffee Table, circa 60s/70s

Kingpost  4' Sideboard

Kingpost  5' Gateleg Folding Table

Gnomeman Slimline Dresser, circa 1940s -  very rare and in superb condition.

Gordon Russell Pedestal Cupboard - 1924, early bespoke made Arts  & Crafts influenced with known provenance.

 

All these pieces will be appearing on the website shortly. Don't hesitate to contact me if you would like further information before the details are on-line.

 

1. Mouseman Cheese Board, circa 40s /50's, very rare early kidney shape with the mouse on the board.

2. Mouseman Book Trough, circa  1960, adzed to back and base not just the sides. 

3. Mouseman Fruitbowl, circa early 60's.  Lovely nutty brown patina , deeper than modern bowls  and an early example of  the mouse carved centrally.

4. Mouseman Ashtray, circa 1980. Appears to be unused, medium brown colour.

 

Full details  and images on the website very soon.

Early rectangular Tea Tray, circa 1940

Kidney Tea Tray, circa 1960

Double Seated Stool with Dished Top, circa 1960 

 

Please contact me directly if you would like some further information before the items are put onto the website.

Available soon:

A rare and unusual pair of Arthur Simpson of Kendal Oak Door Porters with shaped clubs and spades terminals, suggesting they may well originally have been made as a set of 4 featuring the full deck of cards suit. Labelled and marked.

An oak Planter, labelled.

A walnut Planter, unmarked but clearly from either  the Simpsons or Stanley Webb Davies  workshops and from the same owner as the marked piece..

 

I have just purchased a lovely collective of items from a Windermere owner and made in the 1930s and '40s  at the Stanley Webb Davies workshop. The star piece is a superbly crafted oak coffee table with very distinctive 'Gimson' wagon chamfered stretchers, made in 1937 by Harry Jepson, a craftsman about whom very little is known. Other smaller pieces in walnut or oak include a tray, letter rack, clothes brush set, hand mirror, table lamp, table top open shelved cabinet and a trinket box. 

Full details and photographs will be put onto the website as soon as possible but don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you would like further details.

 

To bring some festive cheer and make buying those treasured antique gifts  for loved ones, family and friends a little less costly,  i've reduced the prices on a wide range of items. You will need to study the stock pages of the website to see all the price reductions but a few highlights from accross the different sections and craftsmen are shown below.

DS1104.  Mouseman 6' Large Display Dresser, circa 90s. Please contact us directly for  the latest best price.

DS1069.  Mouseman Early Cheeseboard. £295

DS1045.  Mouseman Early Hall / Side Chair. £950

DS1057.  Cotswold School Oak Mirror. £255

DS1085.  A. Romney Green Three Tier Oak Display Unit, 1910. £620

DS1084.  Heal's Oak Letchworth Tallboy /Cabinet. £395

DS1019.  Loetz Silver and Iridescent Glass Vase, 1901. £795

DS1104.  Frank Butler Doulton Lambeth Art Nouveau Vase. £455

DS1079.  Liberty Tudric Pewter and Enamel  Cake Tray. £395

DS1081.  Arts and Crafts Copper 3 Fold Screen. £620

DS1075.  KSIA 4pc Copper Tea and Coffee Service. £390 

.........Now Sold...........

The price of the  David Langstaff 'Oakleafman' 4' Welsh Dresser  has been significantly reduced from the original £2,900 to £1,890.

In superb condition it represents tremendous value over the approximate £4,000 it now costs to buy a new Welsh Dresser from one of David's fellow 'Yorkshire Critter' makers, and the £6,250 the 'Mouseman' piece now costs new. 

I'm delighted to confirm the sale of  my SWD occasional table to Alan Ellison, the son of Fred Ellison, the SWD craftsman who made the piece in 1957.  I can think of no more fitting an outcome  to the history of the piece. Alan and his wife have returned to live in Windermere, just a few hundred meters from the former Stanley Webb Davies workshop & showroom.

 

Alan is keen to secure more items made by his late father. If you have any Stanley Webb Davies pieces that you are thinking of selling, made by any of the craftsmen who worked there,  i would be delighted to hear from you.

The bookcase /display unit is now featured on the Peasant Arts - Haslemere web and blog site, a site established by local historians devoted to the artisan craftsmen of Haslemere, including A.R.Green. Click on the enclosed link, details are on the sites Home Page. Peasant Arts - Haslemere

Also featured is a copy of his obituary.

Borough loses noted craftsmen, a gifted personality

Coming soon, circa 1960, excellent colour and condition. Full details and images will be posted on the  website in the next few days.