An excellent compact size adzed oak Gnomeman hall seat/settle with pegged construction detail and shaped sides. Carved gnome signature. Newly recovered linen separate squab cushion (not showing in images).
These pieces of Mouseman style adzed oak furniture were part of a special commission for a hotel/pub in Filey, North Yorkshireby by Thomas (The Gnomeman) Whittaker, c1950’s. The pieces are extremely well made, sturdily constructed and of excellent quality timber & colour. They have lovingly stood the test of time and use.
h: 33” d: 17” w: 50” max inc stretcher.
Thomas (The Gnomeman) Whittaker (c1910-1991) lived and worked in Littlebeck, about 5 miles from Whitby in Yorkhire. He was known for only using English Oak and his trademark signature was a carved little woodland gnome into each piece of furniture he made. According to legend, a gnome is born every time an acorn sprouts and that gnome will guard that tree throughout its life!
His business ended when he died in 1991 and his workshop subsequently became a private house.
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