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Stock ref: DS2002

Circa 1990s

An excellent example of a 19" wide solid oak Book Trough from the ex mouseman craftsman Wilf 'Squirrelman' Hutchinson of typical rectangular form with shaped quadrant ends which are wonderfully grained and a beautifully detailed squirrel carved to the top of one end. Initialled to the underside TH, made by Wilf's son Trevor who now operates the business on his own following his father's death a few years ago.

Size: 48.2(w) x 19(d) x 24(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1917

Circa 1970s

An excellent example of  these popular stools from the  former mouseman craftsman Wilf 'Squirrelman' Hutchinson who set up his own business in 1957. Of typical rectangular form, the  adzed and dished quarter sawn oak top pinned in traditional fashion to the supporting carved leg framework which is joined by stretchers. Wilf's signature squirrel is carved into one leg.

Excellent condition and colour, cleaned and rewaxed.

Size: 40.5(w) x 27.5(d) x 39.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1933

Circa 1960s/70s

An unusual and  wonderful example of a Candelabra from the Husthwaite workshop of the Mouseman trained craftsman Wilf 'Squirrelman' Hutchinson. Hand carved from a solid block of english oak it stands on a large square base, carved leaf forms to the corners  rise  to form a central  octagonally carved and tapering stem. Towatds the top the stem  splits to form three branches on which sit traditional wrought iron candle sconces. Wilf's trademark squirrel is carved sitting prominently to the lower front of the piece which presents in excellent condition  and colour following a clean and wax, the only evidence of prior usage being some small minor knocks to the central stem.

Wilf is sadly no longer with us but the business remains in the capable hands of his son Trevor.

Size: 11.2(w) x 11.2(d) x 36(h)cm. Candle hole dia 12-13mm.

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Stock ref: DS1930

Circa early 1960s

A superb  and rare early Wilf Hutchinson 'Squirrelman' Oak Writing Bureau.  Features a fall front writing desk with inner compartments and  2 short over 2 long graduated drawers below, all with traditional wrought iron fittings and working locks. The sides and back are panelled and the whole piece is extensively adzed, in line with early craftsmanship and the skills Wilf acqiuired whilst at Robert Thompson's when Robert was still alive in the early 50s.

Excellent condition and colour with very minor marking on the top commensurate with normal use.  Wilf's early carved signature squirrel to the top side panel.

Previously sold by ourselves in early 2014 and recently bought back  from the client in exchange for another piece in our  stock.

Size: 76(w) x 45(d) x 108.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1667

Circa late 1950s / early 60s

 A rare, early and highly unusual Cheeseboard from former mouseman craftsman Wilf 'Squirrelman' Hutchinson of Husthwaite, near Thirk. Carved from a solid block of 2 1/2 inch oak it features unusual twin carved squirrels carved directly onto the board and a very high arched handle. The  Cheeseboard presents with a wonderful waxed and naturally aged oak patina and the knife marks on the board evidence usage as intended. Not surprisingly there are also minor old nibbles to the fragile ears of the carved squirrels which can be seen in the image gallery below.

Trevor Hutchinson, Wilf's son who now runs Squirrel Furniture has seen the piece and confirms it's rarity and early manufacture. Certainly we've only seen one previously which we didn't buy as the board and carvings were in poor condition and badly worn.

Size: 35(l) x 17.5(w) x 6(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1515

Circa 1960s

A wonderfully presented 2'6" long early solid oak refectory style coffee table from ex mouseman craftsman Wilf Hutchinson who established Squirrel Woodcarvers in 1957 in Husthwaite near Thirk. The adzed single plank top with fine graining and figuring is supported on two octagonally carved legs and feet joined a central adzed stretcher. Wilf's distinctive squirrel signature is carved in relief to one of the feet. Excellent condition and colour with minor evidence of an older professional repair to a small split in the side edge of the top which is shown in the image gallery below.

Size: 76(l) x36(d) x 41(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1641

Circa 1980

An excellent  3'6" oak settle or monks storage bench from  former mouseman craftsman Wilf 'Squirrelman' Hutchinson. Panelled throughout with the finest quarter sawn oak with useful storage beneath the hinged seat.

Privately sourced in Yorkshire from the original owning family and  presented in excellent condition with a lovely golden medium oak colour.

Size: 105.5(w) x 52(d) x 90(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1611

Circa 1960s

A superb example of an early Wilf Hutchinson 'Squirrelman' Book Trough. Extensively adzed to all panels in line with early craftsmanship and featuring one of the finest and most detailed squirrel carvings we have seen on any of his work.

Excellent sound condition with a rich warm aged colour and patina, early made examples are  rare to the market.

Wilf trained  and worked under Robert Thompson in the 1950s, leaving to set up his own business in nearby Husthwaite in 1957. He was joined there later by his son Trevor, who continues the business today.

Size: 48.5(w) x 19(d) x 19.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1347

Circa 1970s

A pristine example of a Squirrelman Wilf Hutchinson wall hanging corner cabinet, penny moulded top section with subtle adzing to all the framework and inlaid panels. Two fixed shelves internally, wrought iron fittings and a signature squirrel carved to the lower right side. The whole piece free from any damage, marks or staining with a lovely depth of colour.

Size: 64(w) x 43(d) x 76(h)cm (excluding 5.5(h) cm for the support bracket)

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Stock ref: DS1304

Circa  1970

A superbly well looked after and little used 'Squirrelman' Wilf Hutchinson lattice back armchair, part of a suite of pieces all acquired from the same private estate. Solid joints free from any damage or repairs with original leather hide  which is in excellent condition. Costs in excess of £600 new.

Size: 54(w) x 54(d) x 91(h)

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