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Set 6 Antique Arts & Crafts GNOMEMAN Medium Oak Dining Chairs Mouseman interest

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Seller: quirkyvintageandbooks (5,899) 99.7%, Location: YORKSHIRE, Ships to: GB, Item: 142168957858 A lovely set of 6 dining chairs .2 Carvers plus 4 ordinary . These were made by the GNOMEMAN - Tom Whittaker and are in solid oak , and are panel backed with a YORKSHIRE ROSE Carved into the back of each panel. Made in his distinctive rustic artisan style they stand on four square carved legs, joined by stretchers. The legs and back panels feature pegged joints and adzing to all visible surfaces with his trademark gnome carved prominently to the front left leg of each chair. The seats retain their original high quality thick leather hide, webbed to the underside and fastened to the frame with copper studs. The leather is in fine condition and a superb mellow tan colour, free from any splits or tears, just the expected marking and staining from everyday use always found on this type of older untreated analine leather. The chair frames are strong and completely solid with no joint movement. There is a warm aged medium brown colour. Size: 35 inches tall , and the seats are 18 inches from the ground . Thomas whittaker (1910 -1991) or THE GNOMEMAN , lived and worked in Littlebeck, near Whitby, North Yorkshire. His trademark gnome is carved onto all his work and was inspired by the legend that a gnome is born each time an acorn germinates and will guard that tree throughout its life. His work is now nearly as well known as Robert Thompson's , The Mouseman. Thomas Whittaker or the Gnomemans business ceased on his death and his former home and workshop is now a private residence. I am offering my lifetime collection of Critters Furniture . This includes Mouseman , Gnomeman , Lizardman , Beaverman , Rabbitman and various Adzed Oak furniture . They were all apprentices to Robert Mousey Thompson in Kilburn North Yorkshire . Most of my pieces are one off pieces , and are handmade by skilled Craftsmen with their Signature mark being their individual Critter. I am offering my lifetime collection of Critters Furniture . This includes Mouseman , Gnomeman , Lizardman , Beaverman , Rabbitman and various Adzed Oak furniture . They were all apprentices to Robert Mousey Thompson in Kilburn North Yorkshire . Most of my pieces are one off pieces , and are handmade by skilled Craftsmen with their Signature mark being their individual Critter. Offered here is a Superb c1920s Antique Arts & Crafts Mouseman We can arrange delivery to most areas for around £130 , but please email for a quote , or you can arrange your own courier or collect in person .We are in East Yorkshire on the coast. These are a useable and decorative piece of quality furniture that will be a great investment and can be handed down through the generations. Please see my other items . On 03-Oct-16 at 18:41:01 BST, seller added the following information: Condition: The oak has a fabulous golden brown patina . These have the original seats which have the vintage look with the stains associated with years of use . All such leather on antique critters furniture acquires this aged look to the leather hide seats., Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: gnomeman, Age: 1900-1950, Material: Oak

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