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Martin ‘Lizardman’ Dutton Bespoke Carved Oak Display Shelf

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Stock ref: DS1859

Circa 1960

A unique opportunity to purchase a  bespoke made oak Display Shelf by the talented former Mouseman craftsman Martin ‘Lizardman’ Dutton featuring detailed tracery carved scrolling leaf and flower forms. His signature lizard is carved prominently to the front section  which  supports the shelf plinth. Copper wall fixings to the rear and lower  hole for a screw fixing, accessed by gently withdrawing and twisting slightly to the side, the dowelled interference fitted  carved section which supports the plinth.

Excellent condition and medium colour, with no losses or repairs evident.

Martin Dutton (1921-2009) of Huby, Nr York was a talented craftsman who trained and worked at Thompson’s through the war years. His solo work from the late 40s onwards bears  his distinctive Lizard carving. Martin, who was deaf from birth, later became the senior woodwork teacher at the  Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf in Doncaster, the lizard carving later continued by his associate Yorkshire craftsman Derek Slater.

Size: 28(w) x 17.8(d) x 26(h)cm

See also the little unsigned oak Trinket Box, stock ref: DS1860, from the same  original ownership and believed to have also been made at the same time by Martin Dutton.



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