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