A Gnomeman Table



A Thomas Gnomeman Whittaker Carved Adzed Oak Hall or Writing Table adzed throughout with a two plank top with good figuring and burrs to the oak standing on two substantial shaped end supports linked by a pegged stretcher carved Gnomeman signature in recess to one end

Very good condition,  newly refurbished

Circa 1960

Height 28” inches
Length 48” inches
Width 19 inches


Price: SOLD


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 man’s work is highly sought after

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