Thomas ‘Gnomeman’ Whittaker 4’6” Oak Dresser

Stock ref: DS2015

Circa 1960s

A superb example of Tom Whittaker's artisan craftsmanship. The Yorkshire oak dresser features a detachable,  adzed,  three tier plate rack, with carved cornice over the top and shaped sides. The lower section also features extensive adzing, is of rectangular shape  and comprises  three oak panelled cupboards with an internal shelf, intersected with carved linen fold panels and three drawers below each cupboard door. It stands on shaped and waisted sides with sledge feet and a carved undulating cross stretcher which is pegged in the traditional manner. Traditional wrought iron fittings and his trademark gnome carved to the front right  corner of the upper rack.

Cleaned and rewaxed in our workshop it presents in superb condition internally and externally. The interior cupboard shelves have been protected by lining paper from new.

Thomas whittaker (1910 -1991) lived and worked in Littlebeck, near Whitby, North Yorkshire. His trademark gnome is carved onto all his work and was inspired by the legend that a gnome is born each time an acorn germinates and will guard that tree throughout its life. His work is now nearly as well known as Robert Thompson's. His business ceased on his death and his former home and workshop is now a private residence. For those interested in learning more about his life and work i attach a link to a British Pathe newsreel from 1961. Gnomeman Thomas Whittaker

Size: 137(w) x 40(d) x 184.5(h)cm