Stock ref: DS1674
Circa 1940s / 50s
A wonderful example of an earlier made 12" Robert Mouseman Thompson Oak Bread Board, darker fumed from new with a particularly large and distinctive mouse carving to the edge of one facet. It's early age is indicated by the adzing to both top and rear, the overall thicker and heavier block of oak used and the larger upper surface board area.The image gallery below shows the piece photographed next to a 70s piece we also have in stock. Minor usage as intended with a wonderful depth of warm brown colour tones.
Size: 30.8(w) x 25.2(d) x 2.6(h)cm
Stock ref: DS1678
An excellent example of a 7" shallow oak bowl from Robert Mouseman Thompson. These pieces were sold originally as pipe bowls, the raised centre section would have been used for knocking the ash out of pipes. Pipes are no longer fashionable and these bowls have not been made for many years, although they remain eminetly useful and decorative, and good examples are now keenly sought after by collectors. Adzed exterior, smooth turned interior with a finely exectuted mouse on the outer edge. Very dry on acquisition but it now presents in wonderful condition and the original fuming and a rewax have brought out a rich depth of colour. No evidence of use for pipe ash.
Size: 17.8(dia) x 4(h)cm
11/10/16...... New Stock Arrivals
We've purchased an exciting assortment of items in the last week which we've photographed below in 'as acquired' condition. All except for the circa 1950s breadboard are from the family and close relatives of a former mouseman craftman who joined Robert Thompson's straight from school in the late 1960s and worked for them until the mid 80s.
All are to be cleaned and prepared for sale over the next few weeks, after which they'll be photographed and listed separately on the website.
Includes some unusual bespoke personal pieces, so should anything be of interest, we would suggest clients contact us for further details asap.
Stock ref: DS1673
A superb example of a sought after Mouseman burr oak table lighter inset with a chrome Ronson Varaflame lighter. The highly prized burr oak block is in superb condition, heavily adzed with the expected natural wood splits and burrs contributing to the character of the piece, with original baize lining to the base.
Introduced to the UK in 1957 the Ronson Varaflame gas filled lighter fitted is in full working order when gassed and the flint is in place, having received a new fuel filler valve and full service at the official Ronson UK distributors and repair centre.
Size: 10(w) x 5(d) x 6(h)cm
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Stock ref: DS1672
A beautiful aged and richly coloured and patinated early breadboard from the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Whilst of the same overall size as currently made breadboard the early made examples feature adzing to both top and underside, a considerably larger upper board surface area and are carved from a thicker block of solid oak. Lovely detailed early mouse carving to one faceted edge. Used as a display piece for most of its life there is very little marking to the board itself and just a small minor chip loss where the lower corner section has rubbed against it's display stand.
Size: 30.5(w) x 25(d) x 2.5(h)cm
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Stock ref: DS1671
A superb example of a very early Mouseman Book Trough, extensively adzed to all surfaces including the undersides and rear with metal pinned sides, as only seen on the very earliest examples. Presents in excellent condition with a wonderful patina and rich chestnut brown colour tones. It also features an upwards facing carved mouse which is rarer to find on these book troughs as they are harder to carve against the grain.
Size: 46(w) x 20.7(d) x 20.7(h)cm
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Stock ref: DS1665
An excellent example of the highly popular 3' refectory style coffee table from the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. The adzed single plank top supported on two carved baluster legs with sledge feet, joined by a stretcher. A large well defined mouse is carvedin high relief to one of the legs. Cleaned and rewaxed in our workshop it presents in wonderful condition with a deep rich depth of colour with no losses or repairs.
Size: 91(w) x 37(d) x 45(h)cm