Displaying items by tag: Wilf Hutchinson

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


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)


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)


Stock ref: DS1303

Circa early 1960s

A rare early bespoke made adzed extending dining table with 4 chairs by 'Squirrelman' Wilf Hutchinson, part of a suite of pieces all acquired from the same private estate.

In normal use the table is 4'5" long, 2'11" wide  and features a cleated plank top. Below this, protected by a green baise lining to the underside of the top are two extension tables which can be used independently and slide out into place at either end, extending the maximum table length to 7'4" when required. The top is supported by an apron which features an early squirrel carving and four turned, carved and adzed  baluster legs.  The legs sit on their original Shepherd castors which look to have been specified from new to aid manouevrability around the original purcasers home. Discussions with Trevor, Wilf's son, confirm that the piece would cost considerably more to make than the standard refectory style table. Lovely condition, just one small minor natural wood split in the top which is shown in a photograph below, but is difficult to distinguish.

The chairs are in wonderful condition and beatifully patinated. Adzed all over, each with an early squirrel carved to the centre of the  seat apron. The  analine cow hide seating  is original  and in superb condition given it's age and propensity to mark, testimony to 50+ years of careful ownership The under foams show some expected sagging from usage but  i personally feel it would be a shame to replace the hide and foam and lose the originality and patination that the original hides bestow to the chairs.

Size: Table - 135 to 224(l) x 88.5(w) x 76(h)cm
Size: Chairs - 40(w) x 40(d) x 85(h)cm, seat height 46cm.


Stock ref: DS1302

Circa late 1950s / early 1960s

A wonderfully patinated early oak 18" stool or occasional side table by 'Squirrelman' Wilf Hutchinson, part of a suite of pieces all acquired from the same private estate. Features a tradional flat adzed nailed top  supported on four turned and carved adzed legs joined by chamfered stretchers.  The apron supporting the top features a rare initialled  early squirrel.  3 1/2" taller than the currently made item it is structurally  sound with no loose joints, a superb colour and patination, just the expected minor light marking commensurate with its age and normal usage.


Stock ref: DS1301

Circa early 1960s

Excellent early 4'6" wide, tall sideboard from 'Squirrelman' Wilf Hutchinson, part of a suite of pieces acquired from the same private estate. Features a central bank of 4 graduated drawers flanked by shelved cupboards either side. Tradional wrought iron fittings with panelling to the cuopboard doors, sides and back. The whole piece is  extensively adzed in line with early craftsmanship and the skills Wilf acquired whilst working at Robert Thompson's in the 1950s, prior to setting up on his own.

Excellent condition and depth of colour, free from any damage, repair or significant staining inside and out.

Size: 137.5(w) x 46(d) x 92.5(h)


Stock ref: DS1300

Circa early 1960s

A superb  and rare early Wilf Hutchinson 'Squirrelman' writing bureau, part of a suite of pieces all from the same private estate. 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, no damage or repairs. Wilf's early carved signature squirrel to the top side panel.

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


Stock ref: DS1293

Circa 1970s

Size: 46.5(w) x 24(d) x 40(h)


Stock ref: DS1282

Circa 1980s

A superb Squirrelman two tier  dinner wagon / serving trolley  on castors that presents in pristine condition and colour with a finely carved squirrel to a top corner finial.

Size: 83.5(l) x 41(w) x 62(h)cm

Great value compared to the new cost of just under £500 and the Mouseman equivalent at £830.

Wilf Hutchinson started as a Mouseman apprentice in 1952, leaving after his apprenticeship and setting up his own business in 1958. Wilf sadly died on 15th June last year after a long illness, aged 76, but the business continues in the capable hands of his son Trevor, himself a fine wood craftsman and upholsterer.


Stock ref: DS1194

Circa mid 1970s

A superb unused example of a Wilf Squirrelman Hutchinson ashtray bought originally in the mid 70s. No damage or repairs and subtly adzed to the upper surfaces with  his trademark squirrel carved  prominently on the piece. Lovely rich honey colour.

Size:11.5)w) x 8(d) x 7.5(h)cm


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