A Martin Dutton Lizardman Yorkshire Oak Display Cabinet of rectangular standing form with a continuous apron of inverted apex decoration to the top above an enclosed glazed door with applied sun burst decoration to front glass with panelled sides and back internally fitted with three oak shelves the whole piece standing on four octagonal legs
Signed with a lovely carved lizard signature to the handle
Height 152 cm
Width 70 cm
Depth 50 cm
Lovely condition and colour
Martin Dutton Lizardman (1921-2009) of Huby near York was Deaf this condition did not restrict him from becoming an excellent Yorkshire furniture maker and woodcarver.
Martin started his woodworking career as an apprentice to Robert Mouseman Thompson he was renowned for being a highly skilled craftsman and he was the most talented of a small group of deaf workers at Robert Thompson’s during the Second World War leaving in the late 1940’s.
Martin become the senior woodwork master at The Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf in Doncaster.
We have seen items of Martin’s Lizardman work dating from the late 1940’s to the 1980’s.
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