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Thomas ‘Gnomeman’ Whittaker

Does the name Thomas Whittaker mean anything to you? It does to us, Thomas ‘Gnomeman’ Whittaker (1910-1991) was an English Oak craftsman based in Littlebeck, a village close to the coastal town of Whitby in North Yorkshire. Whittaker carved a little gnome into each item which left his workshop. It has been debated whether Whittaker […]

UK RECORD for Mouseman Piece

On the 15th June last year, we travelled down to the delightful town of Ilkley in West Yorkshire and purchased this sideboard. Measuring at a whopping 91 inches in length, the fully adzed burr oak sideboard was made by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson in the early 1930’s. While, the hammer eventually fell at £20,000 for the […]