A Thomas Gnomeman Whittaker carved adzed oak Tavern Table or Hall Table adzed throughout with a two plank top with good figuring to the oak standing on two substantial waisted shaped end supports linked by a pegged stretcher carved Gnomeman signature in recess to one end
Very good condition originally purchased directly from Tom Whitakers Littlebeck workshop by a hotel near Scarborough North Yorkshire these tables have been used in the restaurant since new
Height. 70 cm
Length 105 cm
Width 43.5 cm
Please quote s/n 1788
Please note we have two similar in stock both slightly bigger at L 122 cm x W 48.5 cm x H 71 cm Priced at £725.00 each both from the same hotel one is on display in Barnard Castle showroom.
Biography: Tom Whittaker circa 1910-1991 lived and worked in Littlebeck near Whitby after studying in his native York and with craftsmen in Germany and Switzerland.
He used only English Oak and his trademark was to carve a little woodland gnome into each and every piece of furniture he made. Legend has it that a gnome is born every time an acorn sprouts and then that gnome will guard that tree throughout its life
Tom Whittaker the Gnome Man of Littlebecks work is highly recognised his Vulnerata statue of the wounded Virgin commissioned by the monastery of Valladolid replaced a figure defaced by Elizabethan sailors during a piratical raid is one of his noted works.
Tom Whittaker died in 1991 his business ended and his workshop was converted into a private house
Of all the Woodcarvers and furniture makers of North Yorkshire the Gnome mans work is highly sought after
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