MARTIN LIZARDMAN DUTTON OAK DINING TABLE WITH A PAIR OF OAK BENCHES 1

MARTIN LIZARDMAN DUTTON OAK DINING TABLE WITH A PAIR OF OAK BENCHES

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Martin Lizardman Dutton Oak Dining Table and a Pair of Benches originally made for The Old Grammar School The Friary Richmond Yorkshire in the 1950’s

The Dining Table with a three plank top with good figuring to the oak standing on two substantial waisted shaped end supports linked by a pegged stretcher standing on sledge feet with carver signature lizard to one end support

The pair of Oak Benches both having solid one piece plank tops standing on shaped end supports joined by a stretcher one with carved signature Lizard to one end

Excellent condition originally used in the dining hall and now fully restored by our specialists to match the original

Size:
Table: Height 28” (71 cm)
Width 29” (74 cm)
Length 72” (183cm)

Benches: Height 17” (43 cm)
Width 11 1/4” (29 cm)
Length 72” (183cm)

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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

We have seen items of Martin’s Lizardman work dating from the late 1940’s to the 1980’s