Martin Dutton Lizardman Oak Church Pew with three panelled back and one piece shaped seat supported by large end plank supports one end carved with Dutton signature Lizard in relief and stylized rose design carving in recess to side
Length 151.5 cm
Height 86 cm
Width overall 41 cm
Seat alone 33 cm
With good deep colour natural wear to the timbers in line with age theres a small surface dent to the middle panel only mentioned for accuracy very good overall condition please see photos
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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.
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