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Keith Moorey, Ex Mouseman / E. Barnsley, Bespoke Adzed Oak Bookcase

Stock ref: DS2215

1997

A superbly made  English Oak Open Bookcase, bespoke made for personal use by the ex Mouseman and later Edward Barnsley trained craftsman, Keith L Moorey (1930-2019). Of  tall open fronted waterfall style it displays all the high quality Yorkshire and Cotswold School design and construction features acquired by Keith during his time working at Robert Thompson's 1947-1960, before embarking on a furniture course under the tutelage of the renowned Cotswold School maker Edward Barnsley. The sides  and front facing edges, including the shelves, are adzed in typical Mouseman style with detailed chamfers to the side edges. The upper section with two adjustable shelves,  a fixed shelf in the middle with one lower adjustable shelf. Panelled and pegged rear with raised upstand along the rear of the top. As is typical of pieces for his own personal use, it is unsigned.

Wonderful professionally re-finished lighter golden oak colour, excellent condition with very slight expected colour fade where books have been in place for an extended period. 

The piece was in Keith's personal ownership until his recent death in 2019.

Size: 95.5(w) x 33(sd) x 160.5(h)cm

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