Sid Pollard, 5’ Adzed Oak Sideboard

Stock ref: DS2635

Circa late 1940s/early 50s

A beautifully patinated 5' solid oak Sideboard from the ex Mouseman craftsman Sid Pollard of Bagby, Near Thirsk. Of typical rectangular form with rear upstand  and adzed all over in line with early Mouseman craftsmanship. Two panel doored cupboards with shelves to each side  and a bank of two short over three long drawers in the middle.  Exceptionally clean interior which looks to have been protected with lining paper.  The upper right drawer is lined and compartmentalised for cutlery. There's a later added and removable lining in the left drawer too.  The top features natural burrs in the oak towards the right hand side and in line with very early work it is visibly nail pinned to the framwork.  Complimented by traditional wrought iron fittings to the doors and drawers.

Beautiful rich warm colour and patina, slight natural wood spliting and warpage shown in the images below... to be naturally expected with an aged piece.

Sid Pollard lived in Bagby, near Thirsk, and was one of Robert Thompson's early apprentices, together with his brother. 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  late 40's through to his death in 1994.

Size: 153(w) x 46(d) x 84(h)cm

£ 2,775