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Stock ref: DS1635

Circa 1930s

A superb  early oak 2'6"(w) x 4'(h) Chest of Drawers from the Kilburn workshops of Robert Mouseman Thompson. Adzed to all visible surfaces with a rear upstand, panelled sides and 2 short over 4 long drawers, each with early hand tooled wooden door knobs. An excellent signature mouse  is carved to the canted lower front corner leg.

Superb condition with no faults and a natural aged medium fume, cleaned and re-waxed in our workshop.

Excellent provenance, privately acquired directly from the  surviving family of the former timber merchants and oak supplier in the pre and post war period to Robert Thompson, together with a professional house contents insurance valuation dated 1943, confirming the early age of this and other bedroom furniture pieces we have purchased  from this estate. Full details can be provided to the purchaser.

Please see the NEWS section  of our website for initial details of the other items. These will be listed on-line as they are prepared for sale.

Size: 76(w) x 45.5(d) x 122(h)cm

Reserved 29/4/16

Stock ref: DS1634

Circa 1930s

An rare and impressive large early 4'6" (w) x 6'1"(h) burr oak panelled Double Wardrobe from the Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson of Kilburn workshops. Adzed all over, in line with early craftsmanship, externally it features a penny moulded top frieze, twin panelled doors, panelled sides and traditional wrought iron door fittings which feature a very early square screw head design.(A small slotted and certain sized pozi/phillips will also fit allowing removal of the screws.) The interior is in excellent clean condition and features a full length oak hanging rail and rare three drawer storage fitted to both sides. 

Medium fumed from new it presents in excellent condition with a wonderful rich aged colour, heightened by a fresh coat of wax.

Excellent provenance, privately acquired directly from the  surviving family of the former timber merchants and oak supplier in the pre and post war period to Robert Thompson, together with a professional house contents insurance valuation dated 1943, confirming the early age of this and other bedroom furniture pieces we have purchased  from this estate. Full details can be provided to the purchaser.

Please see the NEWS section  of our website for initial details of the other items. These will be listed on-line as they are prepared for sale.

We would remind prospective purchasers that these wardrobes are both heavy and bulky, requiring 2 or preferably more people to move safely. They must also satisfy themselves prior to purchase that there are no restrictions preventing moving it to their intended room.Unlike the modern made smaller 4' x 5'6" wardrobe, earlier made wardrobes were not constructed to be easily dismantled.

Size: 136.5(w) x 47(d) x 185(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1636

Circa 1930s

A superb and rare large early oak Dressing Table / Stand Mirror from the Kilburn workshops of Robert Mouseman Thompson. Subtly adzed to the front of the mirror frame and the octagonally carved and moulded side supports, standing on arched feet, with a signature mouse carved in high relief to one front foot.

Superb condition with no faults and a natural aged medium fume, cleaned and re-waxed in our workshop.

Excellent provenance, privately acquired directly from the  surviving family of the former timber merchants and oak supplier in the pre and post war period to Robert Thompson, together with a professional house contents insurance valuation dated 1943, confirming the early age of this and other bedroom furniture pieces we have purchased  from this estate. Full details can be provided to the purchaser.

Please see the NEWS section  of our website for initial details of the other items. These will be listed on-line as they are prepared for sale.

Size:54.5(w) x 18.5(d) x 73(h)cm

Reserved

Stock ref: DS1631

Circa 1930s

A superb example of a rare early burr oak Double Dished Stool from  the Robert Mouseman Thompson workshops, also known as a Fireside Duet Stool in early price lists. Of rectangular form with adzing all over, standing on four octagonally carved legs  with a signature mouse carved in high relief to one leg, joined by stretchers. The dished top features one of the best and most heavily burred oak tops we've seen on any mouseman piece. It would have been extremely difficult and time consuming to make such a large section of burr oak pliable enough to  form the dished shape without breaking.

The stool presents in excellent condition with tight joints and wonderful natural aged colour and patina, although the  burr oak top  has some of the normal expected age related cracking which is shown in the image gallery below.

Excellent provenance, privately acquired directly from the  surviving family of the former timber merchants and oak supplier in the pre and post war period to Robert Thompson, together with a professional house contents insurance valuation dated 1943, confirming the early age of this and other bedroom furniture pieces we have purchased  from this estate. Full details can be provided to the purchaser.

Please see the NEWS section  of our website for initial details of the other items. These will be listed on-line as they are prepared for sale.

Size: 86(w) x 34(d) x 42.5(h)cm

Reserved

Stock ref: DS1630

Circa 1980

A superb example of the rare and highly sought after Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Cock Pheasant, carved in a running pose from a single block of oak, in limited numbers and to special order, by their renowned master carver Stan Dodds. Beautifully observed and exceptionally well carved each one is known to have taken in excess of 80 hours of continual work  for Stan to produce. Numbered and baize lined to the base, although we can't determine the number without removing the glued lining. Stan's signature mouse carving is neatly integrated into the foliage on the rear of the carving.

Lovely medium oak colour, in perfect condition with no losses.

Stan Dodds worked at Robert Thompson's from 14 years of age in 1942  up to retirement in 1994, taking over the role of master carver from George Weightman  in the 1960s. An example of the carved pheasant  is now on show at the Cheltenham Museum. Stan himself clearly thought very highly of these pheasant carvings as in retirement he went on to produce about 10 of them with his own woodpecker carved signature as well as undertaking regular part-time carving work for Wilf and Trevor at Squirrel Furniture. He sadly passed away in early 2012.

Size: 46(l) x 14(w) x 27.5(h)cm

Reserved

Stock ref: DS1546

Circa  early 1950s

A superb earlier made ocagonal Coffee Table from  the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Features an excellent quarter sawn single plank adzed  top with wonderful medullary ray graining, standing on adzed pedestal legs, as only found on earlier made examples of these  highly popular tables, and crossed sledge feet. A particularly large and 'well fed' mouse is carved in high relief to one leg. Superb rich colour and waxed condition, free from staining, just some minor nicks to the body of the mouse carving, thought to be cat/dog bites.  Privately acquired locally from the original owners family.

Size: 50(dia) x 46(h) cm

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Stock ref: DS1593

Circa 1980

A superb  example of the popular Nest of Tables from the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Of typical rectangular form with adzed tops and each table supported on four octagonally carved legs with matching mice carved to the front leg of each table. 

Always difficult to find in the condition we require, this Nest has been extremely well looked after and presents in excellent stain  and damage free condition (the darker areas visible on the largest table top are just natural wood and grain variations). Medium fumed the tables present in a warm golden honey colour.

Size: Lge 61(w) x 37.8(d) x 47.5(h)cm
        Med 50(w) x 32(d) x 42.2(h)cm
        Sml 39.5(w) x 26.5(h) x 36.5(h)cm

£ 1100

   

 

Stock ref: DS1588

1937

An excellent example of an early Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Burr Oak Panelled Sideboard. Adzed all over in line with early craftsmanship and featuring a rear upstand, two short over three long drawers, flanked either side by two full height burr oak panelled cupboards each with  wrought iron fittings and two fixed shelves within. Burr oak panels to the sides and a wonderfully executed trademark mouse carved in high relief to  the front left canted corner.

The sideboard presents in excellent condition following a sympathetic clean and re-wax in our workshop. The top is now clean of any staining or ring marks, the drawers and cupboards are generally very clean with just the expected light usage marking of a  Mouseman piece this age. The clean and re-wax has really brought up the rich aged colour and graining pattern and texture of the burr oak.

A known piece, recorded in Robert Thompson's order book and ledgers volume G, page 225 Feb 1937 H Preston, Burnley, 5'4" long sideboard £ 20.

Size: 160(w) x 49(d) x 93.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1616

Circa late 1940s

An excellent example of an earlier made Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Bench Seat. Adzed to all visible surfaces in line with early manufacture. The  1 1/2" thick single plank top sits on 1 3/4" trestle style legs and sledge feet, joined by a pegged and arched stretcher. A good trademark mouse is carved in high relief to one of the legs.

Previously sold by us about three years ago, it still presents in superb condition having been cleaned and re-waxed in our workshop prior to the original sale. We are now re-selling on behalf of the buyer as the piece is not being used.

We originally acquired this piece privately from a Teesdale family estate, the vendor advising it was bought by her late father in about 1960 from a sale held at Ampleforth Abbey/College, togetehr with other Mouseman dining pieces.

Size: 1529w) x 35.5(d) x 46(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1592

Circa 1960s

A superb example of the large freestanding oak Corner Cupboard from the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Adzed tothe top and all the framework with panelled sides and twin opening panelled doors which open to reveal three internal fixed shelves. Traditional wrought iron fittings and standing on carved octagonal legs with a signature mouse carved to one front leg. 

It presents in superb condition inside and out following a clean and re-wax in our workshop, medium fumed from new and clear wax finished.

These corner cupboards are now rare to the market and have not been available to purchase new from Robert Thompsons for 30 years.

Size: 106(w - corner to corner) x 67(d - front to rear corner apex) x 147(h)cm.

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