Gavin ‘Lilyman’ Kirkbride, Oak Panelled Fire Screen

Stock ref: DS2683

Circa 2007-10

A superb solid panelled oak Fire Screen by the ex mouseman craftsman Gavin 'Lilyman' Kirkbride of Brompton, Northallerton. Lovely curved shaped top with inlaid panels below standing on sledge feet and Gavin's trademark arum lily carved to   a front  upper side frame edge. 

Superb condition and colour, following a gentle clean and re-wax.

Provenance: Susan & Dennis Exley Collection, avid collectors of the Yorkshire craftsmen's work from the 1970s to 2000s. Sue supported Gavin in his early solo days so these pieces represent some of his earliest commissions.

Having had a keen interest in woodwork from a young age Gavin went to work as an apprentice at Robert Thompson's after leaving school in 1992. His career at  Thompson's spanned 15 years and saw him qualify as a highly skilled craftsman.  He established his own business in Northallerton in 2007, the business name inspired by the birth of his first child, daughter Lily. As an ex mouseman craftsman  and inspired by the ethos and traditions acquired there, Gavin now makes bespoke hand crafted solid oak furniture  and joinery to clients specifications, each piece carved with an Arum Lily, a symbol of peace and serenity. Personally recommended by David, Gavin is also generous of his skills and time to our own business. Having known each other well for over 12 years, he's the ex mouseman craftsman David turns to when repair work or restoration advice is needed on our own stock pieces.

Size: 55(w) x 17.5(d) x 68.5(h)cm