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‘Gnomeman’ Thomas Whittaker, Oak Bookcase / Shelving Unit

Stock ref: DS2245

Circa 1984/5

A wonderful example of Thomas Whittaker's artisan craftsmanship, late made, in his typical rustic country style. Tom is one of the best known 'Yorkshire Critters' craftsmanen and this bespoke commmissioned  freestanding solid oak 5' 1/2"tall Bookcase / Display Shelving Unit features 4 fixed shelves and his signature gnome carved to the corner edge of  right side piece. 

Sympathetically cleaned and rewaxed in our workshop it presents in lovely useable condition with a warm medium oak colour. The original owners have removed two or three of the original back panels  at some point in the past to open out the piece  for use as a display unit. 

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: 100(w) x 30(d) x 157(h)cm

£ 995