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Stock ref: DS1315

Circa 1970

 

A superb 3' 7 1/2" wide x 5' 10"  tall  glazed oak display cabinet by Sid Pollard with 5 removable glass shelves over a panelled 2  door cupboard with internal wooden shelving and traditional wrought iron fittings. It is a very high quality piece  of craftsmanship, every individual panel, both front and rear, is extensively adzed and  each glass pane is individually fitted. It has been exceptionally well looked after all its liife and is as clean and well presented  internally as externally.

Sid Pollard lived in Bagby, near Thirsk, and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work is almost always unmarked, preferring to let his craftsmanship speak for itself. After leaving Thompson's he combined his solo work with the family building firm, Pollard Builders. His solo work dates from the 40's through to his death in the 80's.

Size: 110(w) x 40.5(d) x 178(h) cm

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Stock ref: DS1213

Circa 1950s / early 60s

Superbly presented rectangular coffee table from Sid Pollard, one of Robert Thompsons early craftsmen. Features a single plank adzed top supported by four inset octagonally carved and adzed legs on two dledge feet, joined by a stretcher at floor level. Extensively adzed to all visible areas which reflets the light wonderfully. Clearly exceptionally well looked after it presents in excellent condition free from any staining or damage  other than slight natural  age related wood shrinkage where the top is screwed into the underside supporting cross member. Wax finished in a  wonderful aged deep honey colour and patina.

Sid Pollard lived in Bagby near Thirsk and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work which dates from the 40s through to the 70s is almost always unmarked, preferring to let his recognisable craftsmanship speak for itself. He combined his solo woodcraft work with work within the family building firm, Pollard Builders.

Size: 98.5(w) x 43(d) x 47(h)

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Stock ref: DS1137

Circa 1950s

A unique one off  three legged cow / milking stool  made with a rare and subtly adzed pollard / burr oak seat. Kidney shaped large seat with rounded edges, standing on three octagonal tapered legs, the wedged joints visible through the top of the adzed seat.

Superb deep colour and patina, excellent condition with no damage or loose joints.

Size: 41(w) x 36(d max) x 41.5(h) cm

Sid Pollard lived in Bagby, near Thirsk, and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work is almost always unmarked, preferring to let his craftsmanship speak for itself. After leaving Thompson's he combined his solo work with the family building firm, Pollard Builders. His solo work dates from the 40's through to his death in the early 80's.

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DS1121

Circa 1980

A wonderful demonstration of craftsmanship and attention to detail inside and out. This blanket box / storage chest is much rarer and more unusual than normally sold  as the lid also features the  same distinctive individually selected oak panelling, pegging, chamfered edges and  adzing as the front, back and sides.  Not only is the entire framework adzed, each individual panel is too, which harks back to the earliest construction techniques learn't and used by Sid when he trained at Thompson's. To contain costs most modern made blanket boxes by R. Thompson's and others now only feature adzing to the lid section, which itself is more cheaply made from a plain single or double planked top. The inside panels were varnished from new, as wax will taint bedding and clothing,  and still look pristine, the base is stained a darker oak colour. Externally the chest is honey oak coloured with no damage and has recently been cleaned and refinished with wax.

Size: 42" (w) x 15 3/4" (d) x 20 1/2" (h),    107 x 40 x 52 cm.

Excellent provenance, the second identical storage box i've had recently, part of a substantial collection of Sid's furniture  i have acquired from their original local owner, who was a personal friend of his, and who had all the items made to order between 1970 and 1980. They are only reluctantly being sold due to their emigration shortly.

Sid Pollard lived in Bagby, near Thirsk, and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work is almost always unmarked, preferring to let his craftsmanship speak for itself. After leaving Thompson's he combined his solo work with the family building firm, Pollard Builders. His solo work dates from the 40's through to his death in the early 80's.

The equivalent 3'6" size Mouseman blanket box now costs £1775 new to buy, so this represents tremendous value at:

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DS1120

Circa 1980

A set of 4 handcrafted solid oak bar stools featuring carved octagonal legs joined by stretchers used as footrests, typical exposed pinned joints and studded leather seat tops. In daily use and in super overall condition with good colour, solid joints and no rips or spilts in the leather. There is minor rubbing to the finish on the footrests and lower legs but it is entirely commensurate with normal everyday usage and one of the leather seat tops has a fading ring stain.

Size: 70cm (h), seat tops 28cm square.

Excellent provenance, part of a substantial collection of Sid's furniture i have acquired from their original local owner, who was a peresonal friend of his, and who had all the items made to order between 1970 and 1980. They are only reluntantly being sold due to their emigration shortly.

Sid Pollard lived in Bagby, near Thirsk, and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work is almost always unmarked, preferring to let his craftsmanship speak for itself. After leaving Thompson's he combined private commissions with working for the family building firm, Pollard Builders. His solo work dates from the 40s through to his death in the 1980s.

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Stock ref: DS1116

Circa 1960s

A wonderfully handcrafted display cabinet, adzed and pegged to the top and visible framework in line with early craftsmanship, with traditional wrought iron door and hinge fittings. The glazed and leaded panels feature rare and very distinctive diamond shaped riven glass inlays to the front and sides which compliment the adzing on the wood beatifully. The rear is fully panelled in solid oak and two removeable 6mm glass  shelves are fitted internally.

Super condition  and deep honey colour commensurate with its age, with no evidence of damage or previous repairs, just a small and very light faded evidence of an old water mark to the front right of the  top and the expected light  ring marking/ fading on the base panel from normal use. From a local Teesside owner.

Size: 47 3/4" (w) x 14 3/4"(d) x 34"(h),    121.5(w) x 37.5(d) x 86(h)cm

Sid Pollard lived in bagby near Thirsk and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work is almost always unmarked, preferring to let his craftsmanship speak for itself. After leaving Thompson's he combined his solo woodworking with the family building firm, Pollard Builders. He continued woodworking until his death in the 1980's.

Please note that i am selling this display cabinet on behalf of the owner, but it is in my possession for viewing and purchase by clients.

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Stock ref: DS1115

Circa 1960s

A rare item to find from Sid Pollard, the first i've seen on the market in several years. Unused and stored away in the loft it is a genuine 'attic find' from a house clearance I was recently asked to advise on. After a clean and re-waxing it's now in superb condition, mature honey in colour, with no damage or staining. It is subtly adzed to all visible areas including the back and base, unlike modern Mouseman book troughs which are only adzed to the curved sides.

Size: 48.5(w) x 18(d) x 21.5(h)cm

Sid Pollard lived in Bagby near Thirsk, and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work is almost always unmarked, preferring to let his work speak for itself. After leaving Thompson's he combined his solo work with the family building firm, Pollard Builders. His solo work dates from the 40s through to his death in the early 80s.

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Stock ref: DS1106

Circa 1980

A rare and stunning pair of matched Sid Pollard Yorkshire Oak Spinning Chairs which feature chair backs carved especially  for these chairs by the renowned ex Mouseman® master carver George (Dod) Weightman. George was the master carver at R. Thompson's before Stan Dodd's. George's most acclaimed carving work is probably the bas-relief interpretation of Christ's crucifiction transposed to a WW2 battlefield, to be found in the Green Howards Chapel within St Mary the Virgin church, Richmond, North Yorkshire.   One chair features an owl with a mouse pray in its talons, the other a Kingfisher with a minnow in its beak. Both birds are superbly executed and are carved in relief in their natural background settings. The adzed seat is supported on four turned and carved legs, supported by cross stretchers.

Superb waxed finish in a deep honey colour, structurally solid with no loose joints.

Size: 14" (w) x 16"(d) x 36 1/2" h), seat height 18".      (35.5 (w) x 40.5(d) x 92 (h) cm)

Excellent provenance, part of a substantial collection of Sid's furniture recently acquired from their original local owner, who was a personal friend of his, and who had all the items made to order between 1970 and 1980. They are only reluntantly being sold due to their emigration shortly.

Sid Pollard lived in bagby, near Thirsk, and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work is almost always unmarked, preferring to let his carftsmanship speak for itself. After leaving Thompson's he combined his solo work with the family building firm, Pollard Builders. His solo work dates from the 40s through to his death in the early 80s.

The nearest equivalent spinning chair made today is Bob 'Wrenman' Hunters Thirlby Chair which costs £ 662.

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Stock ref: DS1110

Circa 1980

A wonderful demonstration of craftsmanship and attention to detail inside and out. This blanket box / coffer is much rarer and more unusual than normally sold  as the lid also features the  same distinctive individually selected oak panelling, pegging, chamfered edges and  adzing as the front, back and sides.  Not only is the entire framework adzed, each individual panel is too which harks back to the earliest construction techniques learn't and used by Sid when he trained at Thompson's. To contain costs most modern made blanket boxes by R. Thompson's and others now only feature adzing to the lid section, which itself is more cheaply made from a plain single or double planked top. The inside panels were varnished from new, as wax will taint bedding and clothing,  and still look pristine, the base is stained a darker oak colour. Externally the chest is golden oak coloured with no damage or significant staining,just some very minor light rubbing through on the lid of the original finish, as would be expected in normal use.

Size: 42" (w) x 15 3/4" (d) x 20 1/2" (h),    107 x 40 x 52 cm.

Excellent provenance, part of a substantial collection of Sid's furniture i have acquired from their original local owner, who was a personal friend of his, and who had all the items made to order between 1970 and 1980. They are only reluctantly being sold due to their emigration shortly.

Sid Pollard lived in Bagby, near Thirsk, and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work is almost always unmarked, preferring to be known for being unknown. After leaving Thompson's he combined his solo work with the family building firm, Pollard Builders. His solo work dates from the 40's through to his death in the early 80's.

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A second identical piece is available for sale, please contact me if you'd like to enquire further.

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Stock ref: DS1109

Circa 1980

A versatile set of 3 occasional nesting tables from Sid Pollard, one of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompsons early craftsmen. Now over 30 years old they are presented in fantastic 'as new' condition, having being extremely well look after from new. Golden oak in colour with solid pegged joints and free from any damage, marks or stains, the two plank tops are adzed in typical yorkshire craftsman fashion. The two smaller tables are both the same size, fitting neatly under the larger table.

Size: largest table 25" (w) x 13 3/4" (d) x 17 3/4 (h),    63.5 x 35  x 45(h) cm.
         2 x small tables  10 3/4" (w) x 11 1/2" (d) x 15" (h),    27.5 x 29 x 38(h) cm.

Excellent provenance, part of a substantial collection of Sid's furniture i have acquired from the original local owners, who were personal friends of his, and who had all the items made to order between 1970 and 1980. They are only reluctantly selling due to emigrating shortly.

Sid Pollard lived in Bagby, near Thirsk, and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices. His solo work is almost always unmarked, preferring to be known for being unknown. After leaving Thompsons he combined his solo work with the family building firm, Pollard Builders. His solo work dates from the 40's through to his death in the early 80's.

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