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Stock ref: DS2224

Circa 1970s

Size: 130(w) x 29(d) x 160(h)cm

£ 1,335

Stock ref: DS2223

Circa 1970s

A wonderfully coloured and patinated solid oak Coffee table by ex mouseman craftsman 'Labradorman' Richard (Doug) Collinson.  It's a substantial piece with a 4'2" long, 3 plank adzed top, supported on four carved legs joined by an under-shelf. Richards trademark labrador is carved in high relief to one lower leg.

Excellent rich fumed and aged colour, lovely condition following a careful clean and re-polish. There are some original resin infills to some natiral surface knots / burrs.

The only repair we can see is a small wood splinter on one edge which has been reglued into place historically, shown in the image gallery below.

Great value,  a similarly designed and sized 4' Coffee Table by Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson is currently £ 2,660 new.

Size: 127(w) x 50(d) x 45(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2215

1997

A superbly made  English Oak Open Bookcase, bespoke made for personal use by the ex Mouseman and later Edward Barnsley trained craftsman, Keith L Moorey (1930-2019). Of  tall open fronted waterfall style it displays all the high quality Yorkshire and Cotswold School design and construction features acquired by Keith during his time working at Robert Thompson's 1947-1960, before embarking on a furniture course under the tutelage of the renowned Cotswold School maker Edward Barnsley. The sides  and front facing edges, including the shelves, are adzed in typical Mouseman style with detailed chamfers to the side edges. The upper section with two adjustable shelves,  a fixed shelf in the middle with one lower adjustable shelf. Panelled and pegged rear with raised upstand along the rear of the top. As is typical of pieces for his own personal use, it is unsigned.

Wonderful professionally re-finished lighter golden oak colour, excellent condition with very slight expected colour fade where books have been in place for an extended period. 

The piece was in Keith's personal ownership until his recent death in 2019.

Size: 95.5(w) x 33(sd) x 160.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1860

Circa 1960

Wonderful oak Trinket Box with adzed / tooled hinged lid featuring a carved Yorkshire rose. Unsigned, but strongly believed to have been made by ex Mouseman craftsman Martin'Lizardman' Dutton, as it is from the same estate as a bespoke carved oak display shelf we have also acquired which is marked with his signature lizard carving and finished in the same wax colour.

Size: 14(w) x 12(d) x 10(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1820

Circa 1980s

A beautiful pair of  Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak  Candlesticks featuring an octagonal facetted base supporting a central tapering carved column and octagonal carved and facetted top section with copper and brass candle holder. Baize lined to the base with each Including a removeable sycamore circular drip tray. The craftsman is unknown but they are beautifully made and present in a wonderful medium oak colour.

Size: 13.3(w) x 13.3(d) x 30.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1688

Circa 1970s / early 80s

An unusually rare opportunity for collectors of the Yorkshire Critters work to acquire what is believed to be a one off 10" oak wall plaque carved with a cart horse, made by former mouseman craftsman Brian Bowes for personal family relations. 

The plaque is carved from a solid block of oak and the high relief carving is wonderfully detailed and observed, the horses pose being identical to that used by Stan Dodds on his mouseman horse carvings.  Adzed and tooled in typical mouseman style. Medium fumed  this piece is devoloping a rich warm honey colour. Privately acquired together with a darker fumed carved bird of prey wall plaque from the same ownership.

We believe Brian joined Robert Thompson's as an apprentice straight from school in the late 60s, working with them until the mid 1980s, when he left to take over a family owned  joinery business.

Size: 25.5(dia) x 4(d)cm

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Stock ref: DS1687

Circa 1970s / early 80s

An unusually rare opportunity for collectors of the Yorkshire Critters work to acquire what is believed to be a one off 10" oak wall plaque carved with a bird of prey, made by former mouseman craftsman Brian Bowes for personal family relations. 

The plaque is carved from a solid block of oak and the high relief carving is wonderfully detailed and posed, and adzed and tooled in typical mouseman style. Darker fumed  this piece is devoloping a warm nutty brown colour. Privately acquired together with a lighter fumed carved cart horse wall plaque from the same ownership.

We believe Brian joined Robert Thompson's as an apprentice straight from school in the late 60s, working with them until the mid 1980s, when he left to take over a family owned  joinery business.

Size: 25.5(dia) x 4(d)cm

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Stock ref: DS1686

Circa late 1970s/ early 1980s

An unusually rare opportunity for collectors of the Yorkshire Critters work to acquire what is believed to be a one off oak Pen Tray made by former mouseman craftsman Brian Bowes for family relations, featuring a salmon /trout carving that he was experimenting with at the time as his own 'Critter' carving. A small number of other pieces made by Brian are known to have this carved signature either in high relief or incised,most remaining in close family and friends ownership.

We believe Brian joined Robert Thompson's as an apprentice straight from school in the late 60s, working with them until the mid 1980s, when he left to take over a family owned  joinery business.

The Pen Tray is of typical mouseman style with the penny moulded castellated edge, large pen tray and two smaller pin trays. Wonderful condition and colour. Privately acquired.

Size: 30.4(w) x 11(d) x 6(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1550

Circa 1960s/70s

An excellent and rare to market oak table lamp from the York workshop of Herbert Bird. We are not sure if he was a mouseman trained craftsman but his work is certainly of a high quality and  in the Mouseman and Yorkshire Critter's tradition, featuring extensive adzing and his distinctive Kingfisher carving. Acquired privately from a York estate we have wax polished the wood and replaced the original electrics with a new antiqued brass switchable bulb holder, new 3 core earthed period style braided lead  and a 3amp fused plug. It's now in excellent condition and working order.

Size: 15(dia) x 21(h) cm

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Stock ref: DS1440

Circa 1950s/60s

A wonderful example of a glass fronted Sid Pollard Yorkshire oak framed fire screen  with an inlaid wool tapestry of a country windmill scene, shaped wooden handle to the top and traditional visible pinned construction.   The back panel is  solid oak and has been recently fitted by our ex mouseman restorer to replace a deteriorating original back.  Well constructed it is  typically unmarked as he, almost uniquely amongst the Yorkshire craftsmen, didn't mark his work, preferring to let his craftsmanship speak for itself.Excellent waxed condition and colour.

Size: 53(w) x 15.5(d) x 85(h)cm

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